Here, the Weekly Standard's John McCormack writes of the possibility that Republicans might offer incoming Democratic Senator Joe Manchin “his pick of committee assignments” or “support for one of his pet projects” without so much as hinting that there would be anything wrong with such offers.
Here, the Weekly Standard's John McCormack pretends to be outraged at the (thoroughly bogus) possibility of the White House “selling judgeships for health care votes.”
Here, the Weekly Standard's John McCormack refers to provisions in legislation designed to win the support of specific senators as “corruption.”
Now, what's the difference between the “corruption” and “bribery” John McCormack just spent two years pretending to be outraged about and the potential offers to Manchin that don't bother him a whit? Right: the potential offers to Manchin would be coming from Republicans, so they're OK.