The Sioux Falls newspaper has an article on candidates for city council having broken the law at some time or another.
Sadly, politics have become almost criminal in and of itself. Politicians basically have to lie about what they want to do in office.
When politics becomes criminal, then only criminals will want to be a part of it. Someone said once, How can you tell if a politician is lying; his/her lips are moving.
Perhaps the biggest crime perpetrated by politicians is robbery. Seems like every politician has a remedy for any problem that may be thought up, and that is raise taxes, so we can throw money into it.
And how interesting is it that yesterday's paper ran an account of Sen Tim Johnson stepping down as leader of the Senate Ethics Committee?