When given the opportunity to vote yesterday to clean up already shaky Democrat ethics, Nancy Boyda marched lockstep with the Democrat leadership to protect one of their own - Jack Murtha.
Only two Democrats exhibited any courage when called upon to uphold their campaign promise to run the most ethical Congress in history. When the vote came to enforce their own new House rule that was supposed to stop arm twisting for votes, 218 Democrats, including Boyda, caved.
Maybe it was a payback for Murtha's reversal on Iraq which helped fuel the left's fire on the issue. A nod perhaps from Nancy Pelosi to the defense hawk Democrat Congressman who made such a public pronouncement of his changed mind on Iraq, particularly since she could not deliver the Majority Leader position to him as she'd hoped.
Regardless, it's time to call Nancy Boyda and ask her why she voted against enforcing the ethics rules of the House of Representatives. Or, better yet, send a letter to the editor. Tell her to start living up to her campaign promise to "change Congress."
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.