The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 January 2006

Jack will talk

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff, says The New York Times, will cut a deal with federal prosecutors: he will plead guilty to three felony counts — fraud, public corruption and tax evasion — in exchange for his cooperation in going after the Big Boys.

We'll see if Rep. Ernest Istook (R-OK), who received $6000 from Abramoff, since given away, and $23,000 from his associates in previous years, says anything.

Posted at 9:01 AM to Political Science Fiction

I trust that Jack will have the good sense not to mention my name.

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 9:31 AM on 3 January 2006

You know, what we need are elected leaders and responsible (i.e., not Paris Hilton) public figures who say things like "What this country needs is a good 25 cent cigar". The kind of definitive, bold-sounding statement that suggests they have a grasp of what the man in the street is really thinking (besides "what am I doing out here on the street" which the man would deny anyway, even though that's mostly what's on his mind).

You can't go around speaking extemporaneously and be a fraud. It just doesn't happen. Abramoff wasn't like that. Neither was Delay, who's shady if not crooked. Men with scary secrets have to play it close to the vest.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 6:32 PM on 3 January 2006