At least one of the recipients of the industry's largess professes innocence. According to a recent account in The Sun, Senator Zirkin, when confronted with the Common Cause findings, responded: "I don't make decisions based on campaign contributions. I make [them] based on public policy." Perhaps. But I suspect that the bail bond industry, not known for its naivete, wouldn't have spent so handsomely if it believed Senator Zirkin's pieties.