Hot on the heels of Wampumgate, Washington's junior varsity senator Maria Cantdowell is dealing with a potential quid pro quo scandal of her own.
Politico.com asked all 100 senators about the circumstances surrounding their home loans following revelations that Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) received "VIP" mortgages from Countrywide.
Every senator but Cantdowell responded. Her mortgage company? Yep. Countrywide. No allegations of wrongdoing yet, but it don't look good, especially as the Queen now wants to run Countrywide out of Washington for using predatory lending practices against minorities.
Again, my question to you starry-eyed Democratic activists like Bryan Burke who are backing Obama, is this the party of "change" or is this the party of "politics as usual?"