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NEITHER PARTY SHOULD ACCEPT SUCH LOW ETHICAL STANDARDS

Honesty and integrity know no political affiliation. Democrats are accused of partisan politics in demanding Tom DeLay be held accountable for his unethical and corrupt activities. In fact, this should be a bipartisan effort. There are Republicans who are embarrassed and shamed by DeLay. Honorable members of Congress should not continue to support a three-time admonished member of the House, the same House where the majority rewrote the rules to eliminate the possibility of holding DeLay culpable for past or future transgressions.

Most politicians start out intending to bring honor and integrity to the body politic, but something happens when they become enmeshed in power grabbing. Collectively, we should not accept low ethical standards and feel nothing can be done. We all deserve better. There has to be someone out there who is ashamed enough to say, "enough."

Betsy O'Brien

Amherst