Today the Senate, following in the footsteps of the House just two days ago, overwhelming approved the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007. This nation has not seen such sweeping lobbying and ethics reform legislation in decades. It is truly an impressive feat for the 110th Congress.

But not all in government share this view. The legislation now awaits the signature of the President, which apparently is by no means certain.

President Bush has joined with a small cadre of senate Republicans in claiming that the sweeping reform legislation is not sweeping enough – at least not when it comes to earmarks. Echoing the words of Sens. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Worries grow about political violence as midterms approach President Trump’s war on federal waste American patients face too many hurdles in regard to health-care access MORE (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Bush asserts that he has “serious concerns