In Blog Daylight:
- Brent Wilkes, co-conspirator #1 in the Duke Cunningham scandal, is going to put a fight, according to TPM Muckaraker, and not plead guilty. That’s good news for a bevy of congressmen who call Wilkes a friend. Wilkes would be facing a number of charges in a federal corruption case. And after today’s revelations in the Wall Street Journal it looks like that could include being a pimp. As they say, pimpin’ ain’t easy.
- Boddington at Redstate.org writes about Appropriations Chair Jerry Lewis’ (R-CA) attempt to kill the ethics reform bill before the House. Lewis is urging Appropriations members to vote against the reform because of his opposition to the earmark reform in it. Lewis claims that the earmark reform unfairly targets his committee while letting other committees continue to earmark unrestricted. Boddington is highly skeptical of Lewis’ argument and quotes Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) who calls Lewis’ attempt to change the bill "a poison pill."