The Fall of Silver

Sheldon Silver arrested for taking $4M in bribes, kickbacks | New York Post.

Sad.

Brings to mind that unforgettable admonishment from Perkei Avot 1:10:

Shemayah and Avtalyon received the tradition from them: Shemayah says: Love work; despise positions of power; and do not become overly familiar with the government. 

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