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.
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.