Yes, it truly is worth a thousand words. In describing the Republican Party a year or so ago, my pal Glenn Greenwald described it quite convincingly as an "Authoritarian Cult." I have written much about this too, the paranoia and resentment that makes up the core of today's GOP.
Yet, one thing I think Glenn missed, and maybe this was inherent to his thinking such that he didn't feel a need to expound upon this, is that the GOP has ceased to be anything so much as an organized criminal enterprise. Why not just make a quick list for fun, and this again, is spur of the moment stream of consciousness, so I am sure I will miss many: Bob Ney, Tom DeLay, Bob Taft, Ernie Fletcher, Mark Foley, Tom Reynolds, John Doolittle, Rick Renzi, Jim Gibbons, Mel Martinez, Jack Abramoff, David Safavian, Claude Allen, Jack Abramoff, Alberto Gonzales, Monica Goodling, Ralph Reed, Ken Blackwell, George Allen, Scooter Libby, Karl Rove...Ok, you get the point.
Well, here is your interactive guide to GOP sleaze and beyond, courtesy of Slate.
(h/t Nicole Belle of C&L)