1) I admit, I find it kind of difficult to muster anything but amusement at the idea of politicians punishing one another with traffic jams. If scandal embroilment is unavoidable, this has to be the best of all possible scandals to be embroiled in - how long could anyone's real moral outrage over such a thing last? (Ok, that's clearly an invitation to be proven wrong. Maybe I just can't appreciate the gravity of this crime b/c I never drive between Manhattan and New Jersey?)
2) Joseph Epstein says the same thing about WASPs that David Brooks said a while ago, but adds that their additional virtue was keeping oversharing in check. Epstein does undermine himself a little by blaming the Kennedys for having too many extramarital affairs and then holding up FDR as a great embodiment of the WASP, but I offer my assistance in construing that comparison in a more fruitful way: FDR kept his affairs on the DL, and everyone around him helped with that. And everyone was correspondingly better off for it. The lesson to be learned here is that keeping things on the DL makes you the greatest American president.* Failing to do so makes you a soap opera character, which is awkward if you also happen to be an American president.
A carefully managed population of WASPs could be useful for keeping all kinds of internet-abusers in line - from oversharing parents to people who launch national considerations of such phenomena as Gwyneth Paltrow's (and their own) "long butt" - basically all of Phoebe's nemeses. Indeed, Phoebe would be the natural choice to oversee this endangered wildlife rehabilitation colony, what with her PhD in tense social relations between established groups and upstarts. Obviously, we can't have them overrunning the place again, lest they kick us out of the Ivy League in order to drag us into ill-advised wars in Southeast Asia, which of course we meritocrats would never do, but under wise supervision, maybe their stings can be deployed for good.
*The floor is not presently open to debate about this.