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(Lexington Herald Leader)   Kentucky Legislators say code of ethics is too strong   (kentucky.com) divider line 17
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2002-02-28 01:24:50 PM
WTF is BOPTROT?
 
2002-02-28 01:26:29 PM
Aye, a might too strong...
 
2002-02-28 01:29:44 PM
Let me guess, it doesn't allow for sibling sex?
 
2002-02-28 01:30:57 PM
Kentucy is still a state. Did't we crop-dust it and replace it with Puerto Rico.
 
2002-02-28 01:31:40 PM
here's the k I missed
 
2002-02-28 01:32:51 PM
Drew for gov'nuh.
 
2002-02-28 01:33:49 PM
BAH ha ha ha....Kentucky.

*wipes tears of laughter from eyes*

That state cracks me up.
 
2002-02-28 01:36:50 PM
"BOPTROT's long gone. Things have changed. It does not appear there are any problems like that anymore," said Rep. Charles Geveden, D-Wickliffe.

Translation: "The law cleaned things up, and we think it's time we went back to the old corrupt system since we can't make a buck anymore."
 
2002-02-28 01:56:40 PM
What are the odds this will pass easily?
 
2002-02-28 02:07:16 PM
Boptrot info:


"On March 31, 1992, however, it was the bad lobbyists who stole all the news and changed the future of lobbying in Kentucky. Federal agents descended on the statehouse and announced the anti-corruption sting that came to be known as BOPTROT. Three lobbyists and 15 legislators, including the House speaker, were punished or jailed on bribery-related charges. Facing a decline in public confidence, shaken lawmakers reacted the following year by passing a sweeping ethics law. The law required lobbyists to register and to disclose their financial ties to legislators, and created an ethics commission to regulate lobbying and other questions of legislative ethics. It also included the gift ban, which pretty much ended the era of wining and dining in Frankfort."

Still trying to figure out where the hell that name came from.
 
2002-02-28 02:09:38 PM
Another would make it a crime, punishable by up to a year in jail, for citizens to reveal they have filed an ethics complaint against a legislator.

what the hell is this about?
 
J
2002-02-28 02:11:30 PM
Gee, that seems like something the voters of Kentucky would want sponsored. I love this place.
 
2002-02-28 03:15:45 PM
Kentucky had an ethics policy to begin with?

The chicks don't.
 
2002-02-28 03:20:47 PM
Politicians are corrupt. Why is this news ? Why did you wake me up for this ?

// Hits snooze alarm, goes back to sleep...//
 
2002-02-28 05:48:26 PM
Ah, the beautiful state of Kentucky. Where you can drive by a house and see the family's entire appliance and automotive history in the front yard.
 
2002-03-01 12:00:47 AM
So if this passes, and I were to rat out one of my reps for say, screwing my prize hog, while I were forced to masterbate, I could be sent to jail? Oops. You never read that.
 
2002-03-01 08:23:00 AM
nuthing like publicly paid hogs wantin more slop for themselves. dont we just love all this fine legislation that money can buy.
 
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