Except there's a certain hopefulness that's kind of cute in the idea that the average voter---especially all-important low information swing voter---will connect Senator Stevens with John McCain in any way except to add Stevens to the long list of dirty Republicans people are sick to the teeth of.

I can sort of see what Paul Campos is saying here about scandal fatigue, but I'm skeptical. Scandal fatigue is likely to make people tune out the details of any individual scandal, but they'll pick up just enough to know that yep, Republicans are at it. Again. That's not the worst thing in the world.