For Love or Money?
Ryan does not think of himself as a prostitute.
Yet he solicited money from people during the course of his political career. And in exchange for that money, it is apparent that he performed certain acts.
His claim that he "earned every penny of it," does not distinguish him from the common street walker.
But it also raises some interesting thoughts about the whole role of money in the Illinois political process. Nothing new necessarily, but I think that it's worth pondering the impact of all of the scandals over the years.