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  •  A-W-E-S-O-M-E (5+ / 0-)

    How long before Tweety has him back on as a model Republican?

    "Lock, step, and barrel"

    by demkat620 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 03:10:32 PM PST

    •  Tom Delay... (1+ / 0-)
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      dodgier than a $3 note...

      The DeLay-Abramoff Money Trail

      (...)
      A quarter of a million dollars was donated over two years by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Abramoff's largest lobbying client, which counted DeLay as an ally in fighting legislation allowing the taxation of its gambling revenue.

      The records, other documents and interviews call into question the very purpose of the U.S. Family Network, which functioned mostly by collecting funds from domestic and foreign businesses whose interests coincided with DeLay's activities while he was serving as House majority whip from 1995 to 2002, and as majority leader from 2002 until the end of September.

      After the group was formed in 1996, its director told the Internal Revenue Service that its goal was to advocate policies favorable for "economic growth and prosperity, social improvement, moral fitness, and the general well-being of the United States." DeLay, in a 1999 fundraising letter, called the group "a powerful nationwide organization dedicated to restoring our government to citizen control" by mobilizing grass-roots citizen support.

      But the records show that the tiny U.S. Family Network, which never had more than one full-time staff member, spent comparatively little money on public advocacy or education projects. Although established as a nonprofit organization, it paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees to Buckham and his lobbying firm, Alexander Strategy Group.
      (...)

      It's a very long article (as you would expect, given the subject - recommended).

      'If you want to be a hero, well just follow me.' - J. Lennon

      by Clive all hat no horse Rodeo on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 05:11:43 PM PST

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    •  20 to life? (1+ / 0-)
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      'If you want to be a hero, well just follow me.' - J. Lennon

      by Clive all hat no horse Rodeo on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 05:14:09 PM PST

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