9/26/2005

Abramoff a 25-year GOP bag man: managing the slush fund of a very big political machine

Josh Marshall Breaks the Abramoff Scandal Code...
by dengre [Subscribe]
Mon Sep 26th, 2005 at 06:55:35 CDT

Today Josh Marshall, over at Talking Points Memo, explains the growing number of scandals connected to Jack Abramoff:

On paper, Jack Abramoff was a lobbyist. And he made a great deal of money for himself. But if you think of Jack Abramoff as just a crooked lobbyist most of the facts coming out about what he did don't make a great deal of sense. He was a key player in a very big political machine and he was managing a slush fund.

Look at the pattern.

Notice how all Abramoff's clients seemed to get 'bilked' out of large sums of money that ended up going to other conservative foundations, consulting firms, Ralph Reed, lobby shops, Grover Norquist, astroturf organizers, politicians, etc.? All of them part of Washington's Republican infrastructure?

Jack is a 25-year GOP bag man. This is a must read for the day!

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