Eric Pfeiffer’s Beltway Buzz has been highlighting the tendency of members of Congress to employee family members as consultants. Democratic spin notwithstanding, employing family is a decidedly bipartisan (and perfectly legal) affair on the Hill. The Buzz notes:
“In 2002, [Senator Barbara] Boxer paid her son $150,000 for professional services, more than any DeLay family member earned in a single year.”
When it comes to cronyism in Congress, most everyone lives in a glass house.