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Doolittle: I'm a New Man -- SIKE!

Nowhere in Doolittle's reforms does it say whether his wife will continue to work for lobbyists (as she did for both the imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay's notorious bag man Ed Buckham), or whether he'll continue to dole out favors to their clients. But stay tuned! Maybe he'll unveil a new raft of reforms if he's indicted.

Among Doolittle's promised reforms is to "be more accessible to the media." Given our numerous failed attempts to get him to explain his behavior, we very much look forward to this new era. (Sike!)

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