gong sau -
"Doesn't the phrase "conflict of interest" mean anything in Ameerican politics, or is it more a blind eye thing?"

I think we (not me of course) are more like 'it is only bad if you get caught' and 'its all about the Benjamins'.
But thats not me :-)

"I do not agree with what you have to say but, I will defend to the death your right to say it."
-Voltaire