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Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I'm beginning to like ol' Jack! From the WSWS:
The Abramoff affair could have much wider implications. A reporter for BusinessWeek, on a television interview program, said that his Justice Department sources had told him that as many as 60 congressmen could be implicated in the bribery scandal—far more than enough to threaten control over the House of Representatives, where the Republican majority is 231-202, with one independent.
Heck, Jack may bring down BOTH corporate parties--including Michigan's two senators:
The Associated Press named eight more congressmen and senators who received contributions engineered by Abramoff in return for political favors, four Republicans and four Democrats. The Republicans were congressmen Charles Taylor of North Carolina, J. D. Hayworth of Arizona, Todd Tiahrt of Kansas and Dave Camp of Michigan. The Democrats included three senators, Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota (the senior Democrat on the committee now investigating the Abramoff affair), and Congressman Dale Kildee of Michigan.

Previous press accounts have noted that House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois, a Republican, and the leading Democrat in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid, received substantial campaign contributions from groups directed by Abramoff, most of them Indian tribes seeking congressional favors for their casino gambling operations.
The WSWS has a second article on the Abramoff scandal today, this one detailing the various scams Jack and his mostly-Repug pals have been running for years.

Well, if Abramoff can bring down the Bushies and most of Congress and bring to life a call for real campaign reform, leading to actual democracy in America, he may unintentionally have performed the greatest service to America and the world in a very long time.