It is always sad when bad people get power or when power turns good people bad. It is disheartening that there are public servants within our government who deserve to be indicted or convicted, especially when one of the servants in question is the nation's third longest-serving senator. Nevertheless, as long as those folks are out there, it is joyful to watch them get theirs. There are few things I enjoy seeing more than corrupt authorities, those who abuse their power, get pulled down off their thrones and told that no, they are not better than the rest of us. I am not partisan about this - power is power and justice justice, and when in New Orleans, I volunteered on the campaign to unseat Democrat Rep. William Jefferson. Now Stevens, who has been under investigation for a long time, also gets his.
This is what happens when one party or one weak person holds total power for too long. The Republican culture of corruption here in DC is a very real thing, and one can only hope that a similar Democratic culture does not develop in the upcoming admininstration and 111th or 112th Congresses.
(We'll just ignore the messy fact that Mr. Stevens is an Episcopalian.)