Thursday, June 01, 2006

Another Innocent Victim will soon be exonerated. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who has criticized Republican ethics, took free tickets for ringside seats for three Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 from the Nevada Athletic Commission as he pressed legislation to increase federal oversight of boxing, including the creation of a government commission.

According to the AP story: "Senate ethics rules generally allow lawmakers to accept gifts from federal, state or local governments, but specifically warn against taking such gifts - particularly on multiple occasions - when they might be connected to efforts to influence official actions."

Obviously, since Reid is a Democrat, he is completely innocent of conflict of interest charges. Only a Rebublican could be condemned for it.

Impeach Bush for allowing a Republican to one day get away with this!

UPDATE: Before I could even post this, Senator Reid (IV-NV) has been exonerated! Reid was not issued a ticket, but a credential. The credential is given to politicians so they can "observe the [atheletic] commission's activity." So, in other words, he attended the three fights in Las Vegas to observe the Nevada Athletic Commission's activities. As part of his official duties.


Looks like a duck. Sounds like a duck. Nope! It's a credential! My apologies to Sen. Reid.

Still sounds quacky to me, though.


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