Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Abramoff is Just the Beginning

Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to three felony charges that amount to full admission of manipulation of Congressional business and bribery. This is big news of course, but what worries me is the political positioning that is taking place right now on the left:

Some Democrats saw the plea bargain as good political news. They are trying to build their 2006 midterm campaigns around what they call the Republican "culture of corruption" and say Mr. Abramoff taps into that theme.

Minutes after his deal was announced, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which tries to help elect Democrats to Congress, trumpeted the news on its Web site. "Breaking News: Jack Abramoff to Plead Guilty," the headline said.

This post is a plea; DO NOT BELIEVE THIS SHIT!!! Any persons that honestly believe these sweetheart deals aren't going both ways are fooling themselves. I've said it before and I'll say it again; if there were ever a full-scale investigation on Capitol Hill, there'd be a lot of fucked donkeys too. I think the relative silence on the part of the Democrats is a testament to this reality. Sure they've put in their two cents, but no one has yet gone on a war path. But time will tell. Abramoff has a lot of talking to do now.

As if we needed any more reminders about this, Hammer of Truth carries a nice entry about the public's level of trust in Congress. 50% of all Americans believe Congress is now very or somewhat corrupt. It's time for a change.

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