This difference is that is any of those crooks were republicans or blue dog democrates, we would have special prosecutors out the ying-yang.
A Republican gets a parking ticket and Conyers calls for congressional hearings. Murtha started his career with Abscam (do you remember that?) and survived. Then there was the idiot with the money in the freezer. Of course, we have the last Illinoise governor and that fine upstanding citizen he appointed to take Obama's senate seat.
The problem is not that democrates are dirty, it is that being dirty is their base line. A criminal record to thDNC is about the same resume enahncement as it is to the mafia.
The dems called for and suceeded in outing AJ Gonzales for performing a duty that 100% legal.
This makes me sick more than any other concern. Once a goverment is accepted as being crooked, we enter into the realm of a banana republic where everything is for sale.