Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Dems on Abramofff -- First Stone Territory

Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has taken a plea in his corruption trial, and politicians are doing the usual running and hiding and fingerpointing.

The Bush administration and Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert donated their Abramoff booty to charity.

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean says Bush should give back more, but he might look to his own party first.

The Washington Post reported last year that Republicans weren't the only one's benefiting from Abramoff's largesse. A short list of Dems taking money from him includes:

Tom Daschle
Harry Reid
Dick Gephardt
Patrick Kennedy
Patty Murray
Byron Dorgan

Money lobbying is a dirty business, and Washington will be better without Abramoff. But for anyone to think that this unseemly conduct is confined to one side of the aisle is naive at best and delusional at worst.


Repack Rider said...

Like Ohio swindler Tom Noe, Abramoff was a "Bush Pioneer," which means he raised $100,000 for the Bush casmpaign. Wonder how many more "pioneers" are dirty.

I see that the Bush campaign has donated to charity $6000 of the $100,000 Abramoff gave them. What about the rest?

Is there any indication that Abramoff (or Noe) donated $100,000 to any Democratic presidential candidates? Because if they did, that would indicate that both sides were dirty, and if they didn't, then the only presidential candidate tainted by this crooked money is Bush, right?

So let's look into this and make sure that if any Democratic presidential candidates accepted money from these crooks, we can show that they are no better than Bush.

JBlog said...

Well, I'd suggest you take a look at the WaPo article I linked to, which provides a fair amount of detail on which Dems accepted what from Abramoff.

And there are plenty of other crooks and swindlers supplying money to the those left side of the aisle as well.

I'd like to see a full review of Nancy Pelosi's campaign finances and lobbying interests for funny business -- she's number two behind Tom Delay for passing around campaign cash within Congress.

boatsie said...

ANy comments on the link between Abramoff & Roger Stone, both involved in ripping off Native Americans and cross dressing by way of supporting both sides (although unequally).... and this is the Stone allegedly involved in the Killian fakes and Rathergate.... see my research to date at ... search boatsie or Rathergate