Putting the Demo­cratic cul­ture of cor­rup­tion front and cen­ter is not a headache Mrs. Pelosi needs — es­pe­cially as a new Ras­mussen poll shows her party now los­ing to Repub­li­cans on the core is­sue of gov­ern­men­tal in­tegrity.

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Re­fresher: In Jan­uary 2006, still bask­ing in the glory of her as­cen­sion, Mrs. Pelosi an­nounced a “Clean House Team to Ad­dress (the) Repub­li­can Cul­ture of Cor­rup­tion.” A press release trum­peted: “It is long past time for the Congress to ad­dress the sys­temic Repub­li­can cul­ture of cor­rup­tion that has un­der­mined the Amer­i­can peo­ple’s con­fi­dence in this in­sti­tu­tion,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “I am tions of the pub­lic trust. But Mr. Jef­fer­son is a black Demo­crat who has been fiercely de­fended by both the Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Col­ored Peo­ple. Democrats are all too will­ing to lam­baste cor­rup­tion among their po­lit­i­cal foes, but fear the wrath of race­card play­ers in their own party. It has muted crit­i­cism of tax­cheat­ing, self-deal­ing New York

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