Here in the UK were completely engulfed in the scandal of politicians making outragous expenses claims. Chandaliers, moat cleaning, trouser/pant presses, £18k on food, etc, etc. The reason it is so bad is because it's politicians of all hue's of the spectrum, not from just one party or other - they all had there snouts in the trough.
What's the view of this outside the UK. Has it even made it onto your news programmes