Our leaders in Congress prove how contemptible they really are. Apparently, it's okay to do anything you please, as long as you don't get caught. I know that many people are partisan and tend to vote along party lines. But I'm begging you. Unless you really and truly believe that your congressmen and senators are good, decent people who support most of the same policies you do, vote for the other guy. Voting for the incumbent just perpetuates the rot. The other guy may be an idiot, an offensive ideologue who's every viewpoint you despise, but he'll also be the one with no sense of entitlement or job security.
Arguably, the biggest public health issue isn't smoking or AIDS, it's Potomac Fever. And it's the wrong kind of fever at that.