Remember what Monica Goodling said when she had to admit to using illegal questions during hiring? She "crossed the line."
Here’s Jack Abramoff, pleading for leniancy.
It is hard to see the exact moment that I went over the line but, looking backwards, it is amazing for me to see how far I strayed and how I did not see it at the time. So much of what happens in Washington stretches the envelope, skirts the spirit of the rules, and lives in the loopholes. [my emphasis]
These Republican goons have a big problem with lines, I guess.