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Ethics not required for public office

Gerry Terwilliger

Dear Editor,

So Rep. Scott McInnis sees nothing wrong with taking trips paid by special interest groups and industry, as reported in the Post Independent on May 30.

He also decided to keep the $6,250 he got from Enron, which was more than any other member of the Colorado congressional delegation.

It’s too bad a clear sense of ethics is not a requirement for holding public office. Perhaps if he had kept his promise of limiting his term in office, he wouldn’t be corrupted by the politics in Washington.

Sincerely,

Gerry Terwilliger

Basalt


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