So friends, how about making some noise here? most of you were a bit quiet on Chrysler, obviously...and i expect the silence to continue on this. -- Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, said Thursday the groups request was meant to send a message to Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., to do something. She cant just pretend it is Republicans trying to embarrass the Democrats. She has got to deal with this issue, Holman said. Holman said he was hopeful the move will contribute to lighting a fire under Democrats to act on this, noting that Pelosi had campaigned on ethics issues. -- Guess corruption isn't just for republicans anymore, huh? so let us hear the same type of condemnation normally reserved for the corruption of republicans... ---- House Democratic leaders face new pressure from four watchdog groups usually allied with them to open an investigation into the ties between three powerful Democrats and the now-defunct lobbying firm The PMA Group. Democracy 21, Common Cause, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG on Thursday called on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to probe the relationship PMA had with Democratic Reps. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, Peter J. Visclosky of Indiana and James P. Moran of Virginia. The lawmakers secured lucrative earmarks for defense contractors represented by The PMA Group and received political donations from family members of the lobbying firms founder. CQ Politics | Watchdog Groups Join Calls for PMA Probe --- how about it folks? Should ethics be stressed only when it is the republicans violating them?