Unless you have been in a coma, you should be appalled by the culture of corruption that is "Washington" politics, with the Republicans and President Bush leading the way with cronyism, deceit and their abysmal lack of leadership and integrity.

Sarah Palin will fit right in. The Washington Post reported that, last year, she claimed her per diem travel allowance for 312 days when she actually was home.

Who is John McCain kidding about change? We can't count on the Republicans for anything but more of the same old same old.

Scott Berryessa