Near the snackbar in my building, two men were talking. Clearly, they were old friends having a discussion about politics in what appeared to be another in a long series of needling, jokey discussions about politics. Here's my paraphrased transcript:
Democrat:...looks like we're about to get rid of a bunch of your crooked buddies.
Republican: Crooked? Did you see that stuff about Harry Reid?
Democrat: Shit, you know there's nothing there. (William) Jefferson's the only Democrat who seems to be a real crook and he got kicked off his committee and the party told him he can go to hell.
Republican: Well, it's easy to act squeaky clean when you've only got one guy being investigated.
[A pause, as both men realize what was just said.]
[Both men burst into laughter.]