The first title got no traction so, I am going cheap and sensational.
The Massa Scandal in Ten (10) Sentences
Congressman Eric Massa, a Democrat from somewhere in New York state, resigned recently before the conclusion of a House Ethics Committee investigation. He said it was because of cancer and then he said the White House did it to him. The ex-Congressman is a homosexual who was only sloppily in the closet. Everyone who knew him must have known (except, perhaps his wife). The allegation that he “sexually harassed” his adult male aides is thus preposterous. Moreover, there is no way the Democrat leadership had not also known, and for a long time. Massa had declared loudly that he would not vote for a health care bill devoid of a public option. That kind of unruliness is catchy. His party’s leadership blackmailed him into resigning before the contagion spread. One less vote to worry about.