Have you read this report detailing the CORRUPT dealings of William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, who has appears to have been caught in a 14-month FBI sting operation in which he is alleged to have taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes? The sordid details are worth reading just in case you, like The Times, labour under the apparent delusion that the Democrats are "clean." They are not. They are EXACTLY the same as every other political party around the world, full of human fraility and open to temptation. I happen to believe that being in politics tends to lead to corruption - it's one reason I am glad I'm not on the front-line. From the humblest Councillor to the most senior at Westminster, or Capitol Hill, people are the same - and power tends to corrupt!