[Previously](http://www.sprucehill.com/rsf/wp/2004/11/18/) I commented upon the so-called “DeLay Rule” that would allow Tom DeLay to keep his leadership position even if indicted.
Lo and behold, the Republicans in the House have just [reversed this rule](http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050104/ap_on_go_co/house_ethics), apparently at the request of leadership — that is, Tom DeLay and Speaker Dennis Hastert. (Tip of the hat to [Josh Marshall](http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2005_01_02.php#004333).)
Let’s give credit where credit is due. I sincerely hope this is not an isolated incident, but a trend towards true leadership (on both sides of the aisle — the Democrats also strengthened their own ethics rules).