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  •  Acc. to the article: "The book blames McCain (0+ / 0-)

    for making him the fall guy..."

    More from the article (AP FWIW):

    The book, set for publication later this month and obtained by The Associated Press, says Abramoff was pressured to plead guilty. The book blames The Washington Post and Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee whose Senate committee investigated Abramoff, for making him the fall guy.

    "I never expected that I would have to go to prison," Abramoff says in the book, "until it became clear that the media could not allow this play to close without the hanging of the villain."

    In "The Perfect Villain: John McCain and the Demonization of Lobbyist Jack Abramoff," Boston journalist Gary Chafetz portrays Abramoff as an innocent man who excelled in an already corrupt system and was undone by biased prosecutors, reporters and political enemies.

    McCain: n., a sporulating fruiting body of the Bush-Cheney plasmodial slime mold

    by 1BQ on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 07:33:15 PM PDT

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