The Patrick Kennedy story is funny, on a number of levels ... the 2:30 "vote" he was late for, out after midnight and hadn't had a drink, and, oh, what was that barricade doing in the roadway ... etc.
Look for the Demos to pawn this off as "that's just Kennedys being Kennedys". But there does appear more. Like who told the Capitol Police to shut down the investigation?
Maybe there is a "culture of corruption" in D.C. after all. One less Demo issue for the '06 elections.