This is one of the dumbest things I've seen in a long time. http://thehill.com/leading-the-news...-ethics-over-baby-deliveries-2008-07-28.html [/quote] Because of potential conflicts of interest, Senate rules prohibit members from receiving compensation for practicing a profession that involves a fiduciary relationship. Coburnâ€™s work as an obstetrician has been a subject of interest for ethics panels in the Senate and the House when he was a representative. Sources said the fact that Muskogee is now a private hospital has renewed the ethics panelâ€™s interest in Coburnâ€™s work. In May, Coburn received a strongly worded â€śfinal determinationâ€ť memo threatening him with a Senate censure if he did not stop delivering babies for free. The letter prompted several heated meetings between Coburn and the Ethics Committee in June over the matter, according to two knowledgeable Senate sources. Coburn spokesman John Hart agreed to discuss the issue only after The Hill contacted his office several times over the past two weeks. He called the Ethics panelâ€™s logic â€śabsurdâ€ť and its argument â€śinane.â€ť [/quote] So a guy delivering babies for free is a crime???????????? The dems are a joke.