At the Oscar De La Hoya-Bernard Hopkins championship fight last night, many celebrities were ringside. So were some politicians including New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Arizona Senator John McCain — in seats worth several thousand each, at face value. Given current restrictions on gifts to Senators, how did McCain get his ticket? I doubt he paid that much personally. Perhaps it was paid for by the Senate as part of Senator McCain’s research on potential regulation of professional boxing, but that hardly seems like a good use of taxpayer funds.