Friday, February 22, 2008

Melanie Sloan? Oh, You Mean The Former Conyers/Schumer/Biden Staffer! (UPDATED)

Look, we're all about "sunlight" in Washington DC.

Transparency is the only way to break the hammerlock that Big Money has on this town - appropriations that can withstand rational public scrutiny stay. Those that can't, go.

So while we are fairly certain that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has it's heart in the right place (it's a great name anyway), when CREW's Executive Director Melanie Sloan starts questioning Johnny Mac's integrity on the front-page of the Washington Post we think it's only fair - in the interest of sunlight - to point out that Ms. Sloan has worked in the past for Democrat John Conyers, Democrat Chuck Schumer and Democrat Joe Biden.

And now Ms. Sloan wants to pass judgment on the Republican nominee for President as if her career sprang up in a vacuum? And the Washington Post wants to identify her only as the head of CREW?

That's doesn't sound very sunlight friendly to us.

But that might just be us.


Erick Erickson of Red State adds some very interesting detail to this story.