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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Taking the high road

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's re-election campaign is giving up $6,000 in campaign contributions connected to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who faced more guilty pleas as part of a broad-ranging political corruption investigation.
Abramoff raised at least $100,000 for the Bush-Cheney '04 re-election campaign, earning the honorary title "pioneer" from the campaign. But the campaign is giving up only $6,000 directly from Abramoff, his wife and one of the Indian tribes that he worked to win influence for in Washington.
Actually, coming from an influence peddler like Jack 'off, the $6000 is probably the least tainted of the over $100,000 he raised for aWol. He and his wife are allowed by law to donate $2000 each to the campaign. But who knows who he might have bribed, threatened, blackmailed or extorted to get the remaining $94,000 plus? He should give that up, too, along with the two elections he stole with Jack 'off's help.

Meanwhile, Jack 'off gets Layed:
White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Wednesday that Bush does not know Abramoff personally, although it's possible that the two met at holiday receptions. Abramoff attended three Hanukkah receptions at the Bush White House, the spokesman said.
BTW, Jack 'off is on top of the list of Bush Pioneers, alphabetically, anyway. The list also includes Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, several congresscritters, several governors and other state officials, most of the cabinet, several ambassadors, and of course a huge list of corporate scumbag types. All of these people bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars, fully expecting and receiving payoffs in the billions from taxpayer money. Just study that list and you'll understand pretty much everything about our "government" and who it works for.