I'm sorry, but as a political writer, it intrigues me that big-time financial scammers seem to show a pronounced preference for Democrats. Bernie Madoff's political money went almost entirely Democratic, and while Stanford was a little more bipartisan, he did give the DSCC more than five times as much money than he gave to his biggest Republican beneficiary.
It's going to be interesting to see whether anyone in the media figures out just how well people like Madoff and Stanford fit into the Democratic culture of corruption - right alongside Rod Blagojevich and William "Cold Cash" Jefferson. Maybe the next billion dollar investment fraud will be committed by a hard-core conservative - but right now the score is Democrats 2, Republicans 0. Personally, I'm not surprised. After all, when you think about the trillion dollar scam shoved down our throats by Congress last week, it only makes sense that the Dems would be the preferred party of the world's shadiest financiers.