I don’t know anything more than what’s in the AP story, and I’d be more than stunned if anybody on the Hill or in Democratic circles knew what this woman was allegedly up to. But, congressional offices are not huge sprawling places for the most part. People go out to lunch with each other. They go to each other’s homes. They gossip and chat and, most of all, talk about politics. I think it says something pretty damning that there’s a woman willing to take Saddam’s blood money who in all likelihood spouted her politics often and was still welcomed in those circles. I’m not talking about guilt-by-association, I don’t think anybody else but her should get tarred with her crimes, but that such a person is socially acceptable — never mind hirable — in these circles is really amazing.