On the other hand, sometimes things do change. I leave DC for a week, for example, and suddenly we have hooker scandals popping up and the Deputy Secretary of State in charge of foreign aid programs is quitting. Not to be too shallow about it, but that's a lot more interesting than the student loan graft that was in the papers before I left. Of course in many ways here the real scandal is that a guy in that position "a former chief executive of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co."