The State Journal-Register's Chris Wetterich makes an interesting point in a new blog post: "[Scott Lee] Cohen ought to be livid at whomever was advising him for letting him
think, apparently from the start, that he could weather such a storm." Those advisers would be the consulting firm Grainger Terry. Political researcher Will Caskey noted yesterday that they earned $628,000 from Cohen's campaign in 2009 (and probably a bit more in January 2010). He added, "It is not a wise gamble that someone's conscience will outweigh his paycheck."
Indeed, the folks at Grainger Terry are probably the only ones to benefit from this whole debacle. Excluding the Republicans, of course.