Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released its list of "The 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress." Of the 22, four are Senators; all four are Republicans: Pete Domenici, Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski, and Ted Stevens. Further, there is a two-person honorable mention section, consisting of Republicans Senators Larry Craig and David Vitter. They really make you proud, don't they?
Kentucky: The Lexington Herald-Leader released new poll numbers on Mitch McConnell, including a sub-50% approve-disapprove of 47-44 and a stark 38-55 approve-disapprove regarding McConnell's position on Iraq. Also found is a gaping George W. Bush approve-disapprove of 37-61, and only 32% of Kentuckians saying the war was worth it compared with 57% who feel Bush's Iraq War "wasn't worth the loss of life and expense." So, when Mitch McConnell goes on national television and falsely claims that his constituents "overwhelmingly" support Bush's Iraq War, you know he's lying.
Alaska: Regarding Ted Stevens' web of corruption, David Kurtz muses, "But it's not every day that a witness admits in open court to having bribed a sitting U.S. Senator, which is exactly what happened last Friday... It's not airport bathroom sex so there has been muted national media coverage of the Stevens revelation..." It would be unexpectedly dutiful for the national media to maybe make a bigger deal out of a corrupt businessman admitting that he bribed a sitting Senator who is unwilling to comment. But, hey, maybe my expectations are too high.
New Hampshire: A couple of tighter polls are out on the New Hampshire Senate race, explained by Republican support for Sprintin' John Sununu up to 80% from 61% in June. It is awfully mean of these polls to tease Sununu like that and make him think he has a shot. Even the conservative bloggers at Redstate say of NH-Sen, "The race is over."