David Sirota has this blast from the past:
"The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know... I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation." - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95
Feeding at the public trough, check.
Taking lobbyist-paid vactions, check.
Wined and dined, check.
What was that other thing our elected officials are supposed to do? Oh, right, represent us. I guess DeLay will get around to that eventually.