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January 19, 2007

STEPHEN SPRUIELL:

The Senate has passed an ethics reform bill, 96-2. The process was not entirely without conservative victories: . . .

All that said, Sen. Tom Coburn (one of the two senators who voted no) had the best take on the bill that just passed: "The problem in Washington is not lobbyists; the problem is us. Unfortunately, many of the provisions in this bill are focused on the wrong problem."

Indeed.