The follies of Thomas Athans, husband of Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), shouldn't be an occasion for gloating by right-wing outlets (e.g., Newsmax.com and Michelle Malkin's eponymous blog). Athans is not a government official. Stabenow, who is an egregious senator in her own right, shouldn't be judged by or held to account for her husband's peccadilloes.
Malkin quite rightly points out, however, that Republicans -- who in the election campaign of 2006 were accused of fomenting a "culture of corruption" -- have no monopoly on corruption. Never did have. Never will have.