Sign of the times – see the full article for more
Ah, bribery in the age of the Internet. This sort of feels like a Shouts & Murmurs piece.
Found on the Washington classified ads site:
Slightly used Senate Seat - $500000 (WDC)
Reply to: email@example.com [?]
Date: 2008-12-09, 9:58PM EST
Slightly used United States Senate seat. Only one owner this term, though rarely present — like new. Illinois ties preferred.
Must be willing to barter 1/2 million in monetary compensation, and employment (either government or nonprofit, preferably the latter) for myself and my wife.