According to an article in today's NYTimes, the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives will move to make ethics charges against members more difficult to initiate. And they also plan to wrestle the current chair of the Ethics Committee into a toe-sack and drop him off the Key Bridge into the Potomac. Why? Representative Joel Hefley, Republican of Colorado, the current chairman of the ethics panel, twice presided over two slaps in the face for Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. So Hefley's about to be fish food.
Guess the lesson here is that you pass laws with the representatives you have and not with the representatives you wish you had.