If you ever wonder how the sleazy underbelly of congressional lobbying operates, read this piece about the congressman who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and is sleeping with a woman who lobbies on behalf of the airline industry. Whatever her clients want, he turns into law — let the consumers be damned! — and no one in the Capitol seems to think it’s unethical. Where did he learn to act like that? From his father, who was thrown out of congress for taking bribes and doing legislative favors just like this.