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 CoburnCOVID response shows a way forward on private gun sale checks Inspector general independence must be a bipartisan priority in 2020 Congress must protect federal watchdogs MORE (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Bush asserts that he has “serious concerns