Friday, January 06, 2006

Kickback Mountain

[UPDATE: Note the Mormon connection in the first comment.]

While I’m a Republican, I’m not a big fan of corruption. Nor, as I have previously stated, am I fond of Tom DeLay or the religious right (Ralph Reed is also apparently caught up in Washington’s latest paroxysm). So even as a Republican I got a chuckle out of this:

So glad some people have too much time on their hands.

In case you’re familiar with Jack Abramoff and his current relevance for happenings in our nation’s capital, but have no idea what this image is supposed to be about—it’s hijacked from this movie. If you have no idea who Jack Abramoff is, go read a newspaper.

(Hat tip: Wonkette)


Lest the impression be left that Republicans are having all the, er, fun, let's trot out one Democratic connection: Mormon Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada). While other members of Congress are stumbling all over themselves seeing who can divest themselves of even the smallest amounts of Abramoff money the fastest, whether by giving it back or giving it to charity (nice day for non-profits!), Brother Reid is hanging tough and hanging on to one of the largest single takes from Abramoff---something like $65K, if I recall correctly.

Actually, that may be the smartest move at this point. 

Comment by Christian Y. Cardall | 1/06/2006 08:52:00 AM  

Well, said, Christian. I'll be interested to hear how Mr. Limbaugh spins, er, discusses this issue (say it just like he would)  on his show. To date, Limbaugh has defended the likes of Delay and bemoaned his present difficulties as partisan political attacks.

Corruption at any level, by any poltical party, is abhorrent and must be stopped at all costs. 

Comment by Brian Duffin | 1/06/2006 09:10:00 AM  

To be fair, I'm not saying Reid in particular is necessarily guilty. It can also happen that because a member reliably votes a certain way, a lobbyist whose client's interests align with that will support him. If Reid can make this case, he's smart to hang tough. 

Comment by Christian Y. Cardall | 1/06/2006 09:34:00 AM  

That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long, long time. And, Oh!, the SSM implications.


Comment by Pris | 1/06/2006 11:05:00 AM  



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