Take A Tour of Wasington D.C.

Courtesy of the Hartford Courant:
In Washington, Follow The Perp Walk Of Fame

Those who believe in the innate goodness of humankind have never walked the 100 block of D Street SE.

Let's start at 110 D St., the drab Hill House apartment complex; police were summoned here, to Apartment 215, when a woman complained that her lover, then-Rep. Don Sherwood, R-Pa., a married man, had tried to strangle her.

Walk a few doors down, and you arrive at a townhouse with a birdbath in front: 132 D St., the "Safe House" where, under artwork provided by clients of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former House majority leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and his colleagues made fundraising calls and set up a lobbying business.

Many of the modern day scandals summing up the GOP's legacy pretty well. Tom DeLay, Jack Abrahmoff, Bob Ney, Larry Craig, Karl Rove, Mark Foley, Randy Duke Cunningham, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the DC Madam, David Vitter, Gonzales, John T. Doolittle... This story has almost all of them, and even some that are still in the making.

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