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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff To Plead Guilty

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff has decided to plead guilty to several felonies. This story shocks me like not at all. This guy has been whoring around for Indian gaming and other interests for years. It is a bipartisan scandal. If the Democrats think they are going to make hay out of this, I think they are mistaken. Mr. Abramoff has probably cut a deal with the prosecutors to avoid even more jail time in return for him testifying against some members of Congress. Some of the names involved go right to the top of the leadership on both sides. They include Dingy Harry Reid, Tom Delay, Bob Ney, Byron Dorgan, and others. What surprises me most about this scandal is that the fact that the feds actually are pursuing a corruption scandal at all. This kind of stuff is how business is done in DC. If you want to get to the root of a scandal or issue, just "follow the money" as they say.


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