Some things you just know if its right or wrong and taking a free trip for you and your spouse is clearly wrong whether or not it fits the definition of ethically wrong spelled out by House of Representitives eithics experts.
So the assertion by Rep. Bill Owens that he is arranging ethics training for his staff is worth a chuckle. Handling the aftermath of a kerfuffle is important, as both major candidates for Congress should know.
In this case, how about "I was wrong, I'm sorry, it won't happen again."
Don't get me wrong, these things are often dangled in front of lawmakers.
It had been a common practice for school officials to get trips to Florida resorts to help them as they decided on multi million dollar construction awards.
The Congressman has handed his opponent a significant issue in a race sure to get nasty as the months drone on.
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