“Ethics Law Loophole Exploited At Democratic Convention”

“The new ethics law (Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007) bans certain seated dinners and parties in honor of one particular member of Congress but does not prohibit a party for several lawmakers or “finger food” that gets passed while patrons are standing rather than sitting.

A national news outlet has visited some of the upscale bashes and reported how Democrat legislators enjoyed fine food, free-flowing liquor and music entertainment while highly touted speakers—including Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama—addressed the convention at the city’s sports and entertainment center.”

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