Culture of Corruption a Problem for Both Parties This Year? Hardly.
The lead in this AP article just reiterates the GOP talking points that corruption is everywhere in Washington DC, not just in the Republican side of the fence.
Corruption dogs both parties this year
Yet, take a look at this picture from the same article:
You may notice that four of the five people in that picture are Republicans. One has been convicted of selling his votes (Cunningham) and awaits sentencing, while two others (Ney & DeLay) have resigned their positions as they await varying levels of Federal indictments. Conrad Burns from Montana is also tied in with the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal and awaits his fate. Rep. Alan Mollohan, the sole Democrat in that picture, is under no indictments as far as I know, and any wrongdoing he may have done was on his own and not party of a larger corruption scandal like the one plaguing the Republican party.
And that’s the difference folks which hardly makes corruption as much of an issue for Democrats as it is for Republicans: Individuals making bad choices vs. a concerted effort from a National party to sell our Democracy off to the highest crooked bidder.