AP via CNN and others report today that Senate Democract Leader Harry Reid -- you know, the guy who's been clucking about what contemptible greedheads the Republicans are for taking money from lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- is a big, fat, crap-spewing-from-every-orifice hypocrite.
Actually, what they said was Reid wrote letters on behalf of Abramoff clients , intervened on their behalf to stop the opening of casinos that would have competed with them, and received more than $68,000 from Abramoff and his partners.
Reid's office said there was no connection between the payoffs and Reid's actions. Uh-huh.
Meanwhile, Dem Party Chief Howard Dean is on the record in a Chris Wallace interview saying no Democrats received any money "directly" from Abramoff and performed no repugnant tasks on his behalf.
Oh well, he always has the insanity defense -- everyone will believe that.