Video: Congress figures out way to assure the public they've read the bills they're voting on

Cute, but the Standard’s right. All they’re doing is laughing at their own dysfunction, demonstrated most memorably and grotesquely when they passed a $787 billion stimulus bill without bothering to read it. Behold the most ethical Congress evah — the same one that pushed through TARP funding without adequate oversight mechanisms to keep it from turning into a slush fund, the same one that rejected a call to investigate what Pelosi really knew about waterboarding earlier this afternoon. There’s transparency for you.

Don’t reserve your contempt for them. The One’s promise of transparency on stimulus funds was a big fat lie, too.

Update: Linked in Headlines earlier but worth adding here: CREW lists the 16 most corrupt members of Congress, 12 of whom are Democrats.