(1) Keating's spokesman is attempting a "no biggie" spin on the issue, which I suspect won't fly:
David Traub, spokesman for Keating's office, defended the decision to accept the donations.
"It's neither inappropriate nor uncommon for attorneys to contribute to political candidates," Traub said.
Traub also pointed out that by the time O'Connell's case heads to trial next summer, Keating will no longer be district attorney whether he wins the congressional race or not.
Curiouser and curiouser...