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Clean Your House, Nancy.

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Like I have said before, I think House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) knew a lot about former Congressman Eric Massa’s (D-New York) antics long before it became public, and she decided to do nothing.  She kept the status quo and refused to “drain the swamp” that she so adamantly protested against when elected Speaker. The Washington Examiner reported yesterday that Speaker Pelosi may be called to testify in front of the House Ethics committee on what her office knew about the complaints made by Massa’s staffers. Pelosi is already saying that her staff knew but never told her.  What a copout.  You’re the Speaker of the House, and you blame a huge scandal on your staff?  That’s not what a leader does. I was also critical of the way the Republicans handled allegations of ex-Rep. Mark Foley’s (R-Florida) sexual misconduct with young boys.  The Ethics Committee released a report saying that Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) was told in passing about it and that his staff knew. The Speaker of the House and his/her staff should respond immediately to serious allegations.  If this was a private company, antics like those of Foley and Massa would have been dealt with immediately.  Raunchy movies like Animal House appear more ethical than our U.S. Congress.