Trouble is, Tony's right - Ney falls into the pile of steaming manure he built for himself. Even so, I love the advice Tony gives here. Note the political overtones.
If you've got money in your freezer or skeletons in your closet, you better make sure that you're taking care of what's going on.How do you interpret this sentence? What is he really trying to say?
Here's the chunk from Friday's press briefing that the above sentence was pulled from:
Q This morning Congressman Bob Ney pled guilty in federal court to charges that took nine minutes to read into the record. When he resigns, he'll become the fourth Republican congressman to leave (inaudible). Do Republicans in Washington have a problem with ethics?
MR. SNOW: No, but he ought to resign.
Q But is there something that the Republicans should do to perhaps better deal with problems within their own ranks, better self-policing of behavior?
MR. SNOW: I think it's important that everybody be policed -- Democrats or Republicans. If you've got money in your freezer or skeletons in your closet, you better make sure that you're taking care of what's going on. I think it's incumbent on everybody to behave in a model way. And that's always our belief. We do not think that being a Republican -- let me put it this way, what Congressman Ney did is not a reflection of the Republican Party, it's a reflection of Congressman Ney. And he ought to step down.
We saw that with Duke Cunningham. He took money. He stepped down. He should have. And when people break the law or bring discredit upon themselves and their -- bring credit [sic] upon themselves, they ought to do the appropriate thing.