We have been convinced political corruption is the norm and we seem unable to do much about it. However, occasionally a snake gets far enough out of his hole that he is at risk.
This describes the current situation with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The FBI is currently working with Utah state prosecutors on a "wide-ranging" corruption investigation centered on receiving money and other benefits from donors in exchange for political favors.
As if this doesn't have him in enough hot water, his senility came front and center recently when he stated on the Senate floor that "All Obamacare stories -- all of them are untrue, and they are a GOP/Koch brothers fairy tale designed to besmirch the stellar reputation of the Affordable Care Act."
Even though Senator Reid's approval ratings are very low right now, it is sadly predicted that he will not only survive these FBI investigations, but will be re-elected to the Senate for another term. I hope and pray I'm wrong.
Chuck Marshall, Atwater