New Zealand Bear has taken the lead in organizing a forum for bloggers to pose questions to the candidates for House GOP leadership positions. Check it out, and consider the questions posed by the Editor. They are:
- One reason that the Republican Congress fell in popularity was the perception that Members of the House could not be trusted to police themselves, and enforce ethics rules themselves. Will you advocate an independent, outside ethics process for Members of the House, so that voters can be sure that elected officials recognize they are not part of some privileged 'club' that is answerable to no one?
- Strong earmark reform has wide support among the conservative base. If either the House, the Senate, or both do not eliminate earmarks, would you support the following reform: require Members, when requesting an earmark, to disclose whether they themselves, or any person or interest they are connected with, stand to benefit materially from the earmark?
Vote for your favorites, and hold the incoming leadership to account.
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