Congress is back from its Memorial Day recess, so let the summer games begin! Whoever comes up with the most ways to kill campaign reform wins a gold medal for outstanding achievement.

- Another game is to make it appear that you want to reform the corrupt system of getting re-elected. But instead of reforming anything, you just keep talking about it until November, when you are re-elected.- Congress is like someone who gets a hunting license to prove his love for animals.

- Then there is the amendment game, which consists of loading up a bill with irrelevant amendments. Any day now, some senator will be reprimanded for adding an amendment to the tobacco bill that has something to do with tobacco.

Los Angeles Times Syndicate