Why are they going so off-the-rails? It boils down to one thing -- Iraq. Neocons will never, ever forgive Senator Hagel for standing up to President Bush, in favor of a pro-troop, pro-security, responsible approach to Iraq.
BP, one might think, would be a pretty toxic political donor along the Gulf Coast. But that didn't prevent Democratic Senate candidate Charlie Melancon from accepting $1,000 from his state's public enemy number one.