And it's about time to remember that the Rat Pack began in Madison, Indiana.
Half formed thoughts, badly typed.
Investigations for the purpose of investigation, or to de-legitimize a political opponent has been, lately, a pretty good strategy. Unfortunately, it also backfires. It backfired on the Democrats with the Plame Game, and it backfired on the Republicans with Whitewater. Process crimes are mostly forgiven by the public if the economy is doing well, and real crimes by subordinates and friends are shoved under the rug by one party and the media (but I repeat myself) and sound like "whataboutism" from the other. Normally, I tend to wash my hands of all the nonsense, the longer someone has been involved in politics, the more corrupt people they have met and the more corrupt they become. So, our former Community Organizer in Chief most certainly would have friends and or political supporters who would both involve him in their shady practices and help him with his own, and the same can be said about the former governor of a small southern state with little of his own cash, a wandering eye, and a high-powered law partner for a wife and the former owner of a major league sports team in Texas (former home of the NCAA "death penalty", for following the rules). If you felt like it you could go on line and dig up published lists of their friends, relatives, confidants, campaign workers, lawyers and nannies who ended up in jail for basically theft. Right? Those people were put in jail for stealing money in one way or another.
So down in Alabama, the nutcase won the GOP nomination for a Senate seat in a special election. A TWO YEAR SEAT. Because the establishment guy didn't get the nomination, because the REPUBLICAN VOTERS IN ALABAMA DIDN'T LIKE HIM, the GOP establishment took their ball and went home. Or rather, they actively CAMPAIGNED FOR THE DEMOCRAT.