The Gravy Train Never Stops

What Mike Espy, the former cabinet secretary, did is just awful, members of Congress will be the first to tell you. But what gets a Cabinet officer like Espy indicted (about $35,000 worth of tickets and favors from the likes of chicken czar Don Tyson) turns out to be perfectly legal for the lawmakers clamoring for his head. So many members find their way to the Super Bowl each year that they almost have a quorum in the stadium. Last month, Speaker Newt Gingrich flew to London first class with his wife ($20,268), staying at Claridge's ($12,225) and eating well (close...

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