Yes, nominees for political appointments should be required to complete ethics disclosures. It is mind-blowing to realize that their is ever an option not to complete ethics disclosures. There seems to be a serious lack of respect for high political offices and a lot of shortcuts have been taken recently. It's time to get serious about what we expect from our leaders.
Yes, nominees for political appointments should be required to fill out ethics disclosures. Filling out these disclosures would allow the members of congress vetting these appointees to know what potential conflicts of interest would arise, and would let them know if they are ethical enough individuals to be trusted as government officials.
You have to worry when nominees won't complete ethics disclosures. These are people who would be in very high positions, who are doing a job for their country and have the lifes of millions of people in their hands. They must have good ethics and make it clear to everyone that is the case and they have nothing to hide.
I believe that anybody who is part of the government, or who is going to serve the needs of the public and be in a position of power should have to fill out ethics disclosures. It is important that the morals of such people are known and taken into account before their appointment.