The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 9/9/7

Here’s a little news flash for those on both sides of the political fence who suddenly want to talk seriously about ethics laws and the enforcement of them on Mississippi elected officials and candidates: Neither Democrats nor Republicans in the Legislature have had any recent interest in the topic that wasn’t fueled by partisan political considerations.

It didn’t happen under more than a century of rule by the old monolithic Democratic Party in Mississippi and it didn’t happen after Gov. Haley Barbour gained tacit control of half the Legislature for the Republicans in 2004.