This past summer Democrats helped remove William Jefferson from his position of power on the Ways and Means committee. In my previous post (linked above) I should have been more restrained, because while the evidence seems compelling Jefferson is still innocent until proven guilty. In fact, he has yet to even be charged. But he is under investigation, and it's extremely important right now for Democrats to maintain a very firm stance against even the appearance of impropriety. I applaud the Democrats for policing their own, something Republicans rarely did.