Originally Posted by rivergator
If Reid accepted a bribe, then throw the book at him. But if you read the story, Reid's connection to this is pretty uncertain.
Honestly, I haven't read the article, I don't know the quality of the evidence or have any thought on his actual guilt or innocence.
What I do wonder though is... what book? Whose arm? I think the political class, particularly that arm of it that maintains proper fealty to the fourth estate (which includes even large swaths of the GOP) exists entirely beyond the notion of criminal law short of another allegation like that against Gary Condit. But bribery, graft, perjury? They will only be meaningful insofar as they generate outrage. Right now, I just genuinely don't believe more than 1 in 10 of his voters would give a damn even if he was videotaped taking a payoff.