As Rachel reports Bart Stupak was not the only member of the C-Street Family that was having a bad day. Mark Sanford plead no contest to the 37 ethics charges filed against him. As Rachel noted, he's not quitting of course. And it appears investigators are starting to close in around John Ensign.
The Las Vegas news station adds more details about who has been contacted by investigators looking into the John Ensign sex-and-lobbying scandal.
Perhaps most significantly, it reports that "[e]xecutives at card companies eCommLink, Selling Source and Pay Card USA have been served by the grand jury."
That matters because those are some of the companies which, the station reported earlier, asked for Ensign's help in avoiding new regulations, in exchange for a $28,000 donation to the NRSC, which was chaired at the time by Ensign. So the news that the card companies have been subpoenaed adds to the evidence that the Feds are actively exploring that possible quid pro quo -- which could have even more serious implications for the senator than allegations about his help for Doug Hampton. Read on...
Gotta' love these "family values" Republicans. Of course we aren't getting any cries from the media about when John Ensign is going to step down.