Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: email@example.com
Our readership, which is largely made up of public officials, might like to read this exchange from one of The Washington Post's regular political online chats, featuring one of its congressional reporters:
Tampa, Fla.: What is it about D.C. that makes it such a thoroughly corrupt city, professionally and socially?
Shailagh Murray: Very simple. Everyone here is spending other people's money.
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