Former Oklahoma congressman J. C. Watts, a Republican, is back in the news—but not in a good way.
Turns out that Watts was a television pitchman for a company that promoted "free money" from (where else?) the U.S. government.
What makes this news is the Arizona candidacy of another former congressman, conservative J. D. Hayworth, who is running against John McCain for the U.S. Senate. Hayworth as also a shill for the "free money" company.
It's the kind of thing that makes conservative Republicans look bad. In a sentence, it looks like this: Never let principles stand in the way of a quick buck.
The TPM link is here.