Now, some GOP strategists fear that the fallout from his case could affect the party's efforts to keep control in the November midterm elections.
As I posted yesterday, I definitely agree with this part of the WaPo article:
In the post-Abramoff era, what once was accepted as business as usual may be seen as questionable or worse.
It will be very interesting to see if we notice any difference in how Congress operates in the first half of this new year, since basically all congressional staff members will be instructed by their elected boss to be EXTREMELY careful of contact with lobbyists, even legitimate contact (though I hate the lobbying industry... really is any of it necessary?).