Jonah, my only reaction to the Berger story is that the Justice Deparment obviously had the goods on his sticky fingers (and whatever other body parts were involved) and he took the best deal he could get. With a misdemeanor, he faces a lot less potential jail time than the more serious national security related offenses that could have been charged. He’s obviously hoping for a slap on the wrist for not putting up a fight, which of course is much more possible with the federal sentencing guidelines being rendered merely advisory by the Supreme Court. Does it end his political career? That’s hard to say. But it certainly doesn’t help in the security clearance area.