Good: It looks like Senate tradition will win out over conservative mass emailing/calling, resulting in Arlen Specter being named chairman of the Judiciary committee.
Bad: The Republicans changed their party rules to allow Representatives under indictment to serve in leadership positions. So much for 'sauce for the goose...'
One of the NPR commentators pointed out that this in some ways reflects the different nature of the House and the Senate. The House is a smashmouth partisan brawl, while the Senate is more of a social function amongst people with differing opinions.
...law school hasn't killed me yet...