The Washington Post

Baird: getting Congress to reject insider trading is no piece of cake (quote of the week)


Cherry pie: more popular than ethics reform? (PATRICIA BECK/AP)

“You could have National Cherry Pie Week and get a hundred co-sponsors.”

— Former Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.), appearing Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” lamenting the fact that he could only garner six co-sponsors for legislation banning Congress from engaging in insider trading.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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