Some may take this turn of events to be a signal for an impending apocalypse but sociopaths have always been with us. We may have a culture that is more 'sociopath' friendly than it used to be, but still, there's nothing new here.
I liked this comment by Jonah Goldberg of all people, about reaction to the Rod Blagojevich scandal:
For the last several years, we've heard a lot about "new politics." We are going to start fresh and put aside the old politics and the old ways. So far, it looks like Obama did nothing wrong, and I hope that remains the case. But it's worth remembering that there really isn't any such thing as a "new politics." Politics is eternal because human nature is unchanging. Even Barack Obama, hero-saint light-worker Jedi Knight Messiah that he is, came from a political culture that would not be unrecognizable to Caligula.