i really thought i was going to be able to bolster my not-a-kneejerk-partisan credentials by trumpeting my support for george ryan...but i guess it's not to be. seriously, is there anything sadder than finding out that a person you thought was really impressive, really respectable, is actually just...typical?
[actually, yes, there is. i find that politicians who never experience their moment of mercy and humility waaaay more upsetting than a guy like ryan. ahem, george w. bush. nevertheless...how upsetting.]