"Worst Congress Ever"?

| Sun Oct. 22, 2006 11:30 PM EDT

OK, that title on the current Rolling Stone cover story comes off a tad hyperbolic - and the subhead, "How our national legislature has become a stable of thieves and perverts" doesn't exactly suggest nuance. But Matt Taibbi, the newest aspirant to Hunter S. Thompson's long-vacant spot as the mag's most scathing political commentator, does a depressingly effective job of making his case. It won't make you want to get out and vote Democrat. It'll make you want to give up on government altogether.