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.
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