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There's an old saying about glass houses and throwing stones and how you shouldn't do the latter if you live in the former.

Democratic leaders should have paid heed to that saying the other day before they castigated Republicans for passing out campaign contributions from the tobacco industry on the House floor.When asked if they had ever themselves passed out checks from lobbyists, the Democrats grew suddenly silent and began a strategic retreat from their press conference. The fact is, they're as guilty as the Republicans.

What we'd like to do is engage in a little bipartisan condemnation. The practice is shameful. It's an outrage. It happens to be legal, but it shouldn't be. Both parties should confess their misdeeds and vow never to let it happen again.