Legal Tender

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Bad behavior pays...lawyers, that is. Scandals and corruption investigations on Capitol Hill have fattened the wallets of more than a few legal firms, as politicians on the hot seat (like former Reps. Conrad Burns and Curt Weldon, and Reps. John Doolittle, and Mel Martinez) for everything from Abramoff to Foley seek counsel.


The Republican National Committee alone has over a half a million in legal fees recorded since the beginning of the year, unusual, as The Washington Post notes, for a non-election year. Eh, San Francisco had the Gold Rush -- think we can lay claim to a Scandal Boom? We could get bumper stickers, and novelty keychains and everything!