Hits on something interesting here:
Such solicitude.No doubt the tribunes at NBC News are flashing caution lights in the best interests of Democrats, for fear they might injure themselves lrunning around on the playground. But you have to wonder if there’s a prescribed amount of political corruption–muck–that’s allowed to be unearthed before it lands in the gone-too-far/boomerang effect/overplayed-their-hand category. Beltway pundits never seem to want to get to the bottom of anything. A little surface scraping suffices for them. As soon as the Democrats do a little digging, Beltway oracles hear ominous creakings underground and fret that the entire mine will collapse.
It’s something I’ve noticed a lot in political hack journalism, that anchor-creatures and columnists tend to listen to Republicans and lecture Democrats.