I don't know about honest and honorable and I don't think it's bullshit.
Honest would have been saying he didn't know. Honorable would have been apologizing for his actions. Not to mention it's been a while that this has been going on.
You have to be pretty obtuse not to know what a conflict of interest is in politics and in life. Most people with jobs have contracts that outline conflicts of interest and the consequences are usually pretty clearly. It's pretty clear in my job. They even give us a handbook.
Last edited by sirex; 11-26-2012 at 10:10 PM.