What is CREW?

Theoretically, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is a 501 C 3 corporation ( non profit) organization which purports to serve a non—partisan public watchdog purpose.  A view of its 'brag list' of 61 Legal Actions reveals precisely one involving a Democrat, giving the lie to the non—partisan claim and placing CREW in the position of requiring a thorough review by the IRS regarding its claim to be serving any public interest other than the advancement of Democratic Party interests through subterfuge.

The single Democrat is William Jefferson of Louisiana and CREW did not find his conduct unethical until after his bribe taking was confirmed by a Department of Justice plea agreement reached with the man who had bribed him.

CREW is currently very publicly involved in the Foley scandal by claiming what amounts to a 'cover up' in the FBI's decision that further investigation of rather innocuous email messages to a page from Louisiana was unwarranted 

There is a cover up involved to be sure, but it involves the unethical attempt by CREW to improperly influence the November election by drumming up a scandal where none existed. Had CREW any consideration whatsoever for ethics, they might have brought this matter to a head in June, when of one their myriad slime sources fed them copies of the emails.

What kept these keepers of ethics from referring another of their half baked complaints to the House Ethics Committee rather than to the FBI? There are only two employees at CREW, according to their 990 IRS reports and both of them purport to have long histories in the legal profession as members of the Department of Justice. Given that, one might expect at least a mediocre understanding that the emails constituted evidence of absolutely nothing that warranted FBI involvement.

If the CREW crew have a moment to spare perhaps they could use it to begin an investigation of the incredible lapse of ethical judgment shown by ABC News in rushing to print the salacious content of IM's thoughtfully provided to them by people who had to have known that they were malicious pranks generated by teenagers who thought that teasing gays was a sport.

They might even question the ethics involved in ABC not having given Foley an opportunity to answer as to whether the IMs in question had even been written by him and if so, whether they had been doctored as part of the 'prank'.

Saved IMs are simply text files which can be modified using any text editor. There is no way to verify their validity short of both sender and recipient acknowledging that they are legitimate. Of course, that would require an understanding that the two women who suck up forty percent of CREWs expenses as salary, Melanie Sloan and Naomi Seligman, actually knew what the word 'ethics' means. 

No evidence exists that would confirm that speculation. The left wing Soros affiliates who provide the vast majority of the hopefully soon to be non—deductible donations which support CREW should consider requesting that Sloan and Seligman enroll in a beginning undergraduate course in ethics prior to their continuing their abuse of the word.

Rick Ballard is a regular contributor at http://yargb.blogspot.com/  Flares Into Darkness

Theoretically, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is a 501 C 3 corporation ( non profit) organization which purports to serve a non—partisan public watchdog purpose.  A view of its 'brag list' of 61 Legal Actions reveals precisely one involving a Democrat, giving the lie to the non—partisan claim and placing CREW in the position of requiring a thorough review by the IRS regarding its claim to be serving any public interest other than the advancement of Democratic Party interests through subterfuge.

The single Democrat is William Jefferson of Louisiana and CREW did not find his conduct unethical until after his bribe taking was confirmed by a Department of Justice plea agreement reached with the man who had bribed him.

CREW is currently very publicly involved in the Foley scandal by claiming what amounts to a 'cover up' in the FBI's decision that further investigation of rather innocuous email messages to a page from Louisiana was unwarranted 

There is a cover up involved to be sure, but it involves the unethical attempt by CREW to improperly influence the November election by drumming up a scandal where none existed. Had CREW any consideration whatsoever for ethics, they might have brought this matter to a head in June, when of one their myriad slime sources fed them copies of the emails.

What kept these keepers of ethics from referring another of their half baked complaints to the House Ethics Committee rather than to the FBI? There are only two employees at CREW, according to their 990 IRS reports and both of them purport to have long histories in the legal profession as members of the Department of Justice. Given that, one might expect at least a mediocre understanding that the emails constituted evidence of absolutely nothing that warranted FBI involvement.

If the CREW crew have a moment to spare perhaps they could use it to begin an investigation of the incredible lapse of ethical judgment shown by ABC News in rushing to print the salacious content of IM's thoughtfully provided to them by people who had to have known that they were malicious pranks generated by teenagers who thought that teasing gays was a sport.

They might even question the ethics involved in ABC not having given Foley an opportunity to answer as to whether the IMs in question had even been written by him and if so, whether they had been doctored as part of the 'prank'.

Saved IMs are simply text files which can be modified using any text editor. There is no way to verify their validity short of both sender and recipient acknowledging that they are legitimate. Of course, that would require an understanding that the two women who suck up forty percent of CREWs expenses as salary, Melanie Sloan and Naomi Seligman, actually knew what the word 'ethics' means. 

No evidence exists that would confirm that speculation. The left wing Soros affiliates who provide the vast majority of the hopefully soon to be non—deductible donations which support CREW should consider requesting that Sloan and Seligman enroll in a beginning undergraduate course in ethics prior to their continuing their abuse of the word.

Rick Ballard is a regular contributor at http://yargb.blogspot.com/  Flares Into Darkness