The study of ethics involves the concepts of right and wrong in human endeavors. As stated on its website, "The Ohio Ethics Commission promotes ethics in public service to strengthen the public's confidence that government business is conducted with integrity." This commission that focuses on political ethics was established in 1973, the same year that Richard Nixon announced, "I'm not a crook," claiming his innocence in the Watergate scandal.
Fast forward to 2012, and the Feds are investigating the unethical and possibly illegal behavior of some prominent Republicans once again. Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel and Congressman Jim Renacci allegedly took campaign donations coerced from employees of a small marketing company in Ohio. John Kasich and several of his henchmen have been accused of using threats and intimidation to keep candidates out of the GOP Central Committee race to help the governor take control of the Ohio Republican Party. Of course, all involved are loudly proclaiming their innocence.
The GOP doth protest too much, methinks.