IT SEEMS AWFULLY HYPOCRITICAL for all those Senators to be talking about “getting tough” on corruption in the financial markets, when Sen. Robert Torricelli is getting off with an admonishment at their hands.

I think some mischievous soul should add a rider to financial reform legislation requiring candidates for office to sign a statement swearing that no illegal contributions were accepted, on pain of criminal sanction if that turns out to be wrong.