Now that the elections are over, the democrats might be forgetting their campaign promises and the voice of the voters. Ethics came in as the number two concern. We are now seeing some serious wiggling to water down ethics reform. As regards putting family members on campaign payrolls, or having kin be lobbyists, or the use of free corporate jets, or even the need to list donations from corporations... Article on the specifics in the New York Times. Why are we surpirsed ? Politicians have the lowest confidence rating on the scale. And unless they take serious measures to police themselves, their reputation is not going to improve, and we will not see quality people going into politics.