03/09/2008 04:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ethics Reminder Urgently Needed for Congressional Republicans!


We kept the message real simple at our Sunday School for motorists hurrying to and from church this morning. Simple enough even for those who only read at the Pet Goat level. The day after Bush used his veto pen to continue our country's waterboarding and torturing and just days before Congress will be asked to override Bush's veto, the majority of people driving below us seemed to get it. Of course there were those who, brainwashed by Rush Limbaugh's daily bully pulpit, gave us the finger, that old way of saying: "If you're not with us, you're against us. (Or, if you're against Bush's decision to condone the use of torture, then you must be the enemy.)"

Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman as well as Minnesota Republican Representatives Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Jim Ramstad all sacrificed their morality and integrity for loyalty to the Bush Administration some time ago when they voted against prohibiting our intelligence agencies from waterboarding and other "harsh interrogation techniques". So either Minnesota's Republicans must not have paid attention in Sunday School to begin with or they sold their souls somewhere inside the beltway. Their consciences have obviously failed them along party lines.


What's clear is that in order not to be complicit in this egregious wrongdoing, we will need to redouble their ethics training. For starters, unless the four Minnesota Republicans see the light and vote to override Bush's veto, we intend to make banners like these to begin displaying in front of each of their Minnesota offices.