Nonprofit watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch
on Tuesday brought out a list reviewing five of the most glaring high-profile breaches of public trust in Colorado in 2010. Ethics Watch is often described (or dismissed) as "left-leaning," and it's true that its list this year spotlights the actions of four well-known Republican political figures. But it's also true that the names of three of the four men included on the list-- Doug Bruce, Dan Maes and Scott McInnis-- now mostly induce chortles and head shaking on the left and right in political circles across the nation.
"We were trying to pick [instances] where there was no redeeming side. These were cases where there was no way to give a positive spin," Director Luis Toro told the Colorado Independent.