So the two lead NY Times editorials today say that a) the patriot act is bad and b) dynastic regimes in obscure countries are bad. you know, azerbaijan and all that, some guy giving his kid the job of prime minister. that kind of stuff. but in the first editorial, the writer speaks of Lisa Murkowski's efforts to overturn parts of patriot. good for her and all, but um, didn't her dad Frank hand her his senate seat? goose, gander? pot, kettle? I'm no expert on nepotism, as my father uselessly DOES NOT RUN A MOVIE STUDIO (grumble grumble), but i'm pretty sure there ain't a dime's worth of difference between what Aliyev is doing and what Murkowski has done.