Wherever you come from politically on the whole Kathleen-Kane-versus-former-Tom-Corbett-underlings fracas over the six or eight politicos who were on tape captured accepting gifts from a lobbyist but who were not indicted, I think there's one thing we can all agree on.
How could it not be a prima facia crime for an elected official to accept a cash gift from a lobbyist? Also, is there no recourse for the citizenry, at all?
The Daily News editoial board has an idea for the second part of that:
The House should pass a resolution directing the Ethics Committee to investigate the cases. The committee should appoint a non-partisan special counsel, with experience as a prosecutor, to oversee the case. The committee has subpoena power, so it can demand access to evidence gathered. It can call the legislators implicated to testify under oath in private session.