Fixing a ticket is one thing. Government haters like Tom DeLay will tell you that candy-ass local politicians do it all the time.
Shielding someone with a problem from taking responsibility is another.
Further endangering the public -- when you hold a special role of protecting it -- is despicable.
Maybe that's not the case. Maybe all of this is just part of the status quo in Denny "J. Dennis" Hastert's America.