On the heels of learning that he may be charged with bribery for selling votes for campaign cash, Rep. Bob Ney is going to visit the troops in Iraq for a week.
Do you think he'll come back? More at Chillicothe Gazette.
Ed. Note (from David): While Ney may have well traded votes for money (don't most of them do that?), he's likely to be specifically charged with bribery for receiving gifts and campaign contributions in exchange for official acts. He hasn't been charged yet. But what an ambassador for our democracy, eh? I can just hear him now addressing the troops in Iraq: "You're fighting over here to defend democracy at home, while I undermine it by taking bribes, playing golf in Scotland, and paying off gambling debts in London -- isn't America beautiful?"