They're running scared on the sleaze issue! GOP caves on two ethics changes: no watering down of the House ethics rule, and a reversal of the “DeLay Rule” that would have allowed indicted House leaders to keep their jobs. (via Talkleft, TPM and the rest of the world…)
Why? “it was becoming a distraction.” In other words – the mud was starting to stick.
This is only the warm up act, people. Today's GOP is a target-rich environment on the sleaze issue.