Fred Grimm: Federal prosecutors take the fun out of politics

April 3, 2015 10:29 PM

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Well, not just a soaking tub. “King bed, work area with Internet, limestone bath with soaking tub and enclosed rain shower, [and] views of courtyard or street,” as Sen. Bob Menendez specified in a 2010 email that caught the attention of federal investigators.

The New Jersey senator was asking his buddy Sal, a South Florida ophthalmologist, to book him a room at the Paris-Vendôme, a hotel described with lots of luxurious adjectives. Dr. Salomon Melgen obliged, ordering up a $1,536.96-a-night suite for Bob with a rain shower and all the fixings.

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