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Karen Abbott is a journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Sin in the Second City, an exploration of the role of brothels in the cultural and political[…]

Probably, Abbott says.

Yeah pretty much. I think that anytime you know . . . anytime that money . . . First of all I mean anytime you need that much money to get elected, I mean money and power go hand in hand, and it equals corruption. I always think there’s gonna be quid pro quo. You know some are more corrupt than others, but I also think it’s just the nature of the machine. You know it’s just . . . it’s just something that’s been in effect for hundreds of years to varying degrees, and sometimes it gets a little bit . . . the squeaky wheel, the oil gets . . . it fixes itself a little bit. But I think it will always . . . City machines are always going to be corrupt. Recorded On: 1/22/08