Right now, two Republican members of Congress are simultaneously sitting in courtrooms in their own criminal trials, just a few miles from one another.
Ted Stevens is regaling the federal jury in his corruption trial about how meticulous he's been on Senate ethics rules, requesting bills for renovations to his chalet. Stevens has even insisted he always pays for his own lunch when he's out with friends. He's dismissed witnesses against him as "liars."
Across the Potomac River, Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) is sitting through in his drunk driving trial, listening to police officers testify as to his state of inebriation the night of his arrest.
And who says congressional recess is quiet around here?