My favorite role model of an unethical Congressman, Rep. John Doolittle (R-Cal.) – who is under close investigation by the FBI for corruption (even had his house raided) – has decided not to seek another term of office and will retire in 2008. We hear he will make his announcement in about an hour.
Doolittle joins the ranks of a wave of members of Congress who have retired last year or will retire this year, following corruption scandals and the lobbying and ethics reform drive. There is still the possibility of conviction and another stint in a different public house awaiting Doolittle.