Meet the old boss, same as the new boss
We've already said it, but now the Palm Beach Post is saying it in an editorial detailing how the election of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is not exactly a breath of fresh air. After going through Boehner's history of passing out tobacco checks, the paper notes:
Just as Republicans thought they might have been venting the stench from the Abramoff lobbying scandal, Rep. Boehner settled for spraying some deodorizer. He announced on Sunday that he saw no reason to ban two of the most egregious abuses: free travel for congressmen paid for by private groups, and "earmarks," often inserted secretly, that set aside money for pork barrel projects...Democrats can thank Rep. Boehner for keeping the Abramoff issue alive.