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Rev. Lou Sheldon, founder of the California-based Traditional Values Coalition has long been among the most stridently anti-gay crusaders on the Christian Right.The Washington Post reveals that he and two other top Religious Right leaders are  implicated in the widening Washington, DC corruption scandal centered around conservative Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff who has cut a deal with federal prosecutors in return for his testimony against Members of Congress.

Abramoff called him "Lucky Louie" Sheldon.

Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition, and now a political consultant, had previously been shown to have received money from gambling interests tied to Abramoff -- even as he was publicly working on anti-gambling issues for another client.

And now the anti-gambling Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition has been shown to have received money from gambling interests, along with Rabbi Daniel Lapin's, Seattle based Orthodox Jewish foundation, Toward Tradition.  Lapin is frequently aligned with the Christian Right.

The Washington Post reported this past weekend, in summarizing the roles of the main players in the scandal:

E-mails released by federal investigators in June 2005 suggest that Reed secretly accepted payments from Abramoff to lobby against Indian casino gambling and oppose an Alabama education lottery at the same time that Abramoff was being paid to promote Indian casino gambling. Additional e-mails released in November 2005 show that Reed also worked for another Abramoff client seeking to block a congressional ban on Internet gambling. Reed has said he did not know the funds came from pro-gambling sources.

Reed is currently running for Lt. Governor of Georgia.

While Sheldon does not seem to be central to the corruption scandal so far, his collection of covert cash from gambling interests, when he too was publicly opposing gambling, will no doubt tarnish his credibility with his Christian Right constituents -- and anyone else who might be paying attention. The Post reports:


Sheldon's organization, which has protested loudly against gambling, allegedly accepted money from an online lottery firm, eLottery, to help in its $2 million pro-gambling campaign. Checks and e-mails obtained by The Post show that Abramoff recruited Ralph Reed to join Sheldon in the effort to pressure members of Congress.

Sheldon told The Post that he could not remember receiving eLottery money and that he was unaware that Abramoff was involved in the campaign to defeat an anti-gambling bill. Sheldon received at least $25,000 from eLottery; Abramoff is known to have referred to him as "Lucky Louie."


The original Washington Post report last October detailed  Abramoff's relationship with Sheldon, as well as Reed and  Lapin.  Lapin's organization Toward Tradition where Abramoff chaired the board of directors, also got $25,000 from eLottery.

The Post investigation shows that the way eLottery, a Connecticut-based company, sent money to Reed "had the effect of obscuring the source."  Reed claims he did not know that Abramoff was working for eLottery.

"To reach the House conservatives, Abramoff turned to Sheldon, leader of the Orange County, Calif. - based Traditional Values Coalition, a politically potent group that publicly opposed gambling and said it represented 43,000 churches. Abramoff had teamed up with Sheldon before on issues affecting his clients. Because of their previous success, Abramoff called Sheldon "Lucky Louie," former associates said.

Checks and e-mails obtained by The Post show that Abramoff recruited Reed to join Sheldon in the effort to pressure members of Congress....

Abramoff asked eLottery to write a check in June 2000 to Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition (TVC). He also routed eLottery money to a Reed company, using two intermediaries, which had the effect of obscuring the source.

The eLottery money went first to [Washington lobbyist Grover] Norquist's foundation, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), and then through a second group in Virginia Beach called the Faith and Family Alliance, before it reached Reed's company, Century Strategies. Norquist's group retained a share of the money as it passed through.

"I have 3 checks from elot: (1) 2 checks for $80K payable to ATR and (2) 1 check to TVC for $25K," Abramoff's assistant Susan Ralston e-mailed him on June 22, 2000. "Let me know exactly what to do next. Send to Grover? Send to Rev. Lou?"

Minutes later Abramoff responded, saying that the check for Sheldon's group should be sent directly to Sheldon, but that the checks for Norquist required special instructions: "Call Grover, tell him I am in Michigan and that I have two checks for him totaling 160 and need a check back for Faith and Family for $150K."

According to the e-mails, Reed provided the name and address where Norquist was supposed to send the money: to Robin Vanderwall at a location in Virginia Beach.

Vanderwall was director of the Faith and Family Alliance, a political advocacy group that was founded by two of Reed's colleagues and then turned over to Vanderwall, Vanderwall said and records show...

In a telephone interview, Vanderwall said that in July 2000 he was called by Reed's firm, Century Strategies, alerting him that he would be receiving a package. When it came, it contained a check payable to Vanderwall's group for $150,000 from Americans for Tax Reform, signed by Norquist. Vanderwall said he followed the instructions from Reed's firm -- depositing the money and then writing a check to Reed's firm for an identical amount.

"I was operating as a shell," Vanderwall said, adding that he was never told how the money was spent. He said: "I regret having had anything to do with it."

Abramoff had previously paid Reed's consulting firms to whip up Christian opposition to Indian casinos and a proposed Alabama state lottery that would compete with the gambling business of Abramoff's tribal clients, sometimes using Norquist's foundation as a pass-through, a Senate investigation has found.

A spokeswoman for Reed said Century Strategies had no business relationship with eLottery. She said Reed did anti-gambling work for Abramoff but was assured by Abramoff's firm "that our activities would not be funded by revenues derived from gambling activities."

While it is not clear that Reed, Sheldon and Lapin did anything illegal; it is certainly clear that their organizations all received funds from eLottery and that they worked with Abramoff to defeat the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act  -- a bill that was supported by the Christian Coalition, Moral Majority, and James Dobson of Focus on the Family.  

The corruption probe may prove that a number of Members of Congress were for sale. It may have already proved that some leaders of the Religious Right are for sale as well -- although that may not be illegal.

These are details that could easily get lost amidst the focus on former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) and other members of Congress.  

Those who are affected by the activities of Reed, Sheldon and Lapin, might not want to forget.

[This is revised and updated from a previous diary, in light of the Abramoff guilty plea, and is crossposted from Talk to Action.]

Originally posted to Frederick Clarkson on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:28 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Reed, Sheldon and Lapin (4.00)
    These guys will all be playing a role in the upcoming elections. Reed is a candidate.  His firm Century Strategies no doubt has clients.

    Seems like there is a natural issue here.

  •  woohoo I hope Reed gets in trouble (4.00)
    please please please
  •  Its like.... extra Christmas (4.00)
    or... or... Double New Years!

    2006 could be the great 'party over' party that Prince promised in '1999' for me after all.

    Funny thing, George Orwell just called... he said that Big Brother's name is George.

    by LeftHandedMan on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:29:01 PM PST

  •  Now... (4.00)
    ... if only we could get Pat Robertson!

    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. -Samuel Johnson

    by bhlogger on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:30:12 PM PST

  •  He's got a big skeleton (4.00)
    and it's a big boneyard in there.  Just hang out around VA Beach for a while and voila!

    "Those who would sacrifice civil liberties for a bit of temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

    by PaulVA on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:32:57 PM PST

  •  This gets better and better (4.00)
    every day!  Woo hoo!  I'm sure there will be more revelations to come.  Stay tuned!

    If the people lead, the leaders will follow.

    by Mz Kleen on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:38:55 PM PST

  •  Oh my. It seems the only thing (4.00)
    that's going to make it to high heaven with this bunch is the stink!  I know, pretty bad, but what can you say?  Despicable hypocrits, the whole helmet haired bunch of them.

    Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars. Serbian Proverb

    by station wagon on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:42:37 PM PST

  •  And don't forget Daniel's brother David. (4.00)
    He is waste deep in Abramoff as well, as the Seattle Weekly reported some time ago in the story, Meet the Lapin Brothers:

    Abramoff's Marianas connection, of course, has been in the news for a long while. But recently his involvement there has circled back to Lapin--David Lapin, that is, Daniel's brother, a Los Angeles businessman. David Lapin had a $1.2 million no-bid Northern Marianas government contract that was arranged by Abramoff during his Preston Gates days, to conduct ethics-in-government programs there. But near as anyone in the Marianas can determine today, David Lapin failed to provide any services, The New York Times reported April 28.

    And of course both Lapin brothers and Jack formed their friendship back in the 1980's when Jack was the lobbyist for the South African secret police.

    Sweet folks.

  •  Is it time (4.00)
    To bring up the "wacko" quote yet?

    JohnnyCougar's Nov. '05 Diary:

    (From a Salon quote linked in diary)

    "The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees," Scanlon wrote in the memo, which was read into the public record at a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."

    Bush - the ultimate example of the Peter Principle.

    by PatsBard on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 07:57:29 PM PST

  •  Reed (4.00)
    Is it me, or is there just something very creepy about Ralph Reed. I mean, "Ralph", and that perfect schoolboy look. I get shudders when I see him, like he's some friggin' robot.
  •  NOW (4.00)
    is the time to frame the organized Religious Right (wrong) as nothing but power/money-hungry hypocrites and liars who take advantage of the trusting and malleable (i.e. religious) masses to further their greed.
  •  Fundamentalist Christo-fascists (none)
    neo-christians

    this is so disgusting to me. One of my pet peeves is when the govt inserts itself in the church! That is the danger.

    And these faith-based monies......support the church thru the govt.
    That is wrong.

    Bye-bye raphie!

    inspire change...don't back down

    by missliberties on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:05:06 PM PST

    •  Good perspective - (4.00)
      that by mingling church and state Republicans have corrupted the Christian rightwing.  Not that they weren't corrupt to begin with - but this is a good perspective to put it all in.

      Next: horses appointed to the senate!

      by Bob Love on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:52:46 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Isn't it more like... (none)
        ... the Christoids corrupted the government?  
        •  Indiana is having turmoil in its legislature (4.00)
          from evangelical legislators who use prayers, rollicking singing and clapping along on the floor of the chamber "as a call to worldwide Christian conversion."

          Judge Upholds Prayer Limits in Indiana legislature

          In a spirited duel over prayer, members of the Indiana state House are at odds with a federal judge who ruled that the daily invocation appeals too often to Jesus Christ and a Christian god.

          The "systematically sectarian" prayers, U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton concluded, are barred by the Constitution, which forbids the government to show preference for any religious denomination...
          -snip-

          Hamilton cited the Supreme Court's ruling in a 1983 Nebraska case, in which the court said the state could pay a legislative chaplain but it also set limits. He also noted cases in South Carolina and California, among others, where he said lower courts have concluded that overtly sectarian prayers are impermissible.

          "We're just increasingly sensitive to both religious partiality in general and to evangelical Christianity's attempt to be politically and culturally aggressive," said George Washington University law professor Ira Lupu. "Both of those things are going on in that Indiana setting."

          ...Hamilton's order that prayers "must be nonsectarian and must not be used to proselytize or advance any one faith or belief." And they must not use "Christ's name or title."


          Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshall

          by bronte17 on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 11:01:43 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

  •  Lapin (4.00)
    From the WaPo:The Republicans' Rabbi-in-Arms:
    When Abramoff was nervous about being accepted to the tony old Cosmos Club in Washington, he turned to Lapin for help. Would it be possible, Abramoff asked in an e-mail released by Senate investigators this week, for Abramoff to claim that he'd received an award from Lapin's group, Toward Tradition, something like "Scholar of Talmudic Studies," he suggests, or "Distinguished Biblical Scholar Award."

    "Yes," Lapin answered, "I just need to know what needs to be produced. . . . letters? Plaques? Neither?" And then they signed off in the traditional Jewish greeting -- "Good Shabbos."

    "From my side it was tongue-in-cheek," Lapin says, adding that he never produced the award.

    Mother Nature bats last.

    by pigpaste on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:08:10 PM PST

  •  Faith based iniatives indeed. (4.00)
    So any word on any IRS actions on these groups?
  •  yay! (4.00)
    Someone said the other day that GA residents won't vote for Reed after this... not bc of the corruption or anything, but bc they don't like gambling.

    I went to GA a few mos ago and had a great time. I'd like to think GA residents are a LOT smarter than that.

    I re-did my website! See how pretty DailyGranola.com is now.

    by OrangeClouds115 on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:21:42 PM PST

  •  Hallelujah! (none)
    As the Good Book says, there's a time for preaching ... and a time for slamming preachers into Leavenworth.

    G-D be praised!

  •  can/can/can I tell you... (none)
    ... how good it will feel if Reed goes down. Oh boy.

    ... we now know a lot of things, most of which, we already knew... (-dash888)

    by Tirge Caps on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:26:35 PM PST

  •  Sniff, Sniff, Sniff (4.00)
    What's that smell?  Could it be the geese of self-righteous bigots charring in the oven?  And over in the corner what do I see?  Looks like a pile of gory petards with bits and pieces of tattered men of the cloth clothing still caught on the points.

    Starting next Sunday I bet collection plates will be rounding the pews for legal defense funds.

    They burn our children in their wars and grow rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

    by Limelite on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:41:29 PM PST

    •  Like the image, however (none)
      I sure you meant "maces and chain" or "warhammers" rather than "petard".  Currently a petard is refered to as a demolition charge. (hence the "hoist")
      •  Traditionally (none)
        "hoist by one's own petard" meant
        "hung by one's own necktie"

        With the "petard" being the necktie.

        Ann, just sign me,

        Idioms R Us

        •  "Petard" (none)
          From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

          The petard by Francis Grose, 1812
          A 19th Century British army petard. A petard was a medieval term for a small bomb used to blow up gates and walls when breaching fortifications.

          Also: a petard was a 19th Century animal trap, consisting of a rope and a bent branch that caught the desired beast by one leg as it stepped into a loop in the rope and pulled it up into the air.

          And: Petard was also the name of the demolition weapon fitted to the Churchill AVRE tank.

          Etymology: Middle French, from peter, to break wind, from pet expulsion of intestinal gas, from Latin peditum, from neuter of peditus, past participle of pedere, to break wind; akin to Greek bdein to break wind. (Merriam-Webster)

          It remains in modern usage in the phrase to be hoisted by one's own petard, which means 'to be harmed by one's own plan to harm someone else' or 'to fall in one's own trap'. Shakespeare used the now proverbial phrase in Hamlet.

          As a long time Society of Creative Anachranism member, I believe I will stand with my previous assertion.

  •  It's about time we get (none)
    to have our own knee-jerk mantras.  Now whenever the christian right opens it's yap, we can fall back on this simple comment: "But the christian right is so corrupt - look at ..." and name your favorite phony xtian fakirs.  Nice to have Lapin in there too, the man's obviously in it for the money.

    Next: horses appointed to the senate!

    by Bob Love on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:57:17 PM PST

    •  Call them "religious fundamentalists" (4.00)
      so you can include that Orthodox Jewish group of Scanlon's in the phrase.  Nobody has a monopoly on religion-based bigotry.  (I'm Jewish, if that makes anyone feel better about somebody saying something that could be misinterpreted as anti-Jewish.  I'm anti-fundamentalist.)

      We're all pretty crazy some way or other; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is just a setting on my dryer.

      by david78209 on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 09:31:34 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  religious extremists. (4.00)

        Not all fundamentalists are that way.  If you read Talk To Action, you'll find there are progressive fundamentalists, and there are also conservative fundamentalists who are oldschool conservative and believe firmly in the wall of separation between church and state (some of them even support marital equality in the law).  

        I was thinking of "Judeo-fascists" for that Lapin guy, to fill in the gap between Islamofascists and Christofascists, but in the end it's better to ditch the buzzwords and the denominational adjectives, and just stick to religious extremists.  Simple, straightforward, and darn hard to argue against by obfuscating and misdirecting.

        •  Religious CROOKS (none)
          I don't like religious extremism, but I think a religious extremist is a lot more respectable than a religious crook like Lapin.

          Although, in the world, maybe it's easier to get along with cynical religious crooks than with extremists who come by their views honestly.

    •  Millionair Ministers (n/m) (none)
      nm

      Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare!

      by 1040SU on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 09:52:16 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Religionism (none)
      There is a classic word, religionism, "Affectation or pretense of religion", and its personalization, religionist, "One earnestly devoted or attached to a religion; a religious zealot". These are in parallel to Islamism and Islamist. I find them apt to describe those who prey on those who pray.

      Greg Shenaut

  •  Why don't WE Quote Scanlon? (none)
    Why doesn't a Progressive group take Scanlon's fairly succinct quote about how the conservative media and put it into their onw ad, which could be aired in conservative areas to show how their own are turning on them?  Am I the only one thinking this kind of thing or what?
  •  Why don't WE Quote Scanlon? (none)
    Why doesn't a Progressive group take Scanlon's fairly succinct quote about how the conservative media and put it into their onw ad, which could be aired in conservative areas to show how their own are turning on them?  Am I the only one thinking this kind of thing or what?
  •  Something creepy about them all... (4.00)
    someone in this diary asked about Ralph Reed being creepy, and frankly, I find most all of the Christian Right, who align themselves with the GOP corporatist as creepy.  

    Being raised a Catholic, a religion I still identify with even though I am a secular political and religious being, I find all of the religious right creepy.  Ralph Reed type individuals are especially creepy as they exemplify the corruption of the GOP.  

    Modis operendi exemplifies the religious right leaders, if not their followers.  In taking Ralph Reed as an example, he befriended Abramhoff in college, as a Republican, in the College Republicans on the rise to power.  Reed accepted Abramhoff money to oppose Indian tribe gambling from a tribe that was making huge profits from gambling.

    Reed, in other words, supported gambling of one tribe, taking their money and utilizing Jesus and God to decry another tribe setting up their own casino and gambling efforts, by stating the Christian Right should condemn gambling.

    Religion by false religious leaders such as Reed are game for donations, in whatever entities they might establish, and via those entities for whichever politicians they might fund.  College Republicans seem to be the entry point for huge corruption and huge GOP gains...because God demands it..

  •  The repugs (4.00)
    have criminalized both politics AND religion.
  •  Smite them and smite them hard! (none)
    I despise the hypocritical lying thieving two-sided smarmy... ....
    my vocabulary fails me .
  •  Holy Shit (none)
    Pun Totally Intended.  

    "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."- "V" in "V for Vendetta

    IMPEACH Bush

    by smugbug on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 09:19:56 PM PST

  •  Vengeance is mine, saith the Left. (none)
    And it's sweet.  Really fucking sweet.

    The time is now. Damn it, the time is ALWAYS now!

    by PrairieCorrespondent on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 09:21:28 PM PST

  •  Isn't this called money laundering?? (4.00)
    I no longer see a difference between the mob and the Republican Party...and their connection with these churches doesn't bode well for Christianity either...it's getting a bad enough rap as it is.

    This whole situation is pathetic...

    I just can't wait until they're all in jail and our guys are back in charge...

  •  So Lapin's Toward Tradition and the (none)
    Discovery Institute are here in my beautiful blue city. Who else should I know about?
    •  Antioch Bible Church (none)
      Run by that nutjob Ken Hutcherson. Sad to say he used to be a Seahawk, now he's just a raging homophobe. He and Lapin team up to fight against gay marriagen whenever they get a chance, and media coverage of course.

      Hutch, as the members of his 'church' call him, has claimed that he made Microsoft pull their support of a gay rights bill by threatening a boycott. Right...a church that meets in a high school gym is going to have a major impact on Microsoft.

    •  It sucks (none)
      We used to only have to deal with Fred Bucke, now we have become some sort of distant outpost for outrageous con games.

      Frrred Bucke, Community Activist

  •  Anyone want to diary this? (none)
    CNN - Hastert donates Abramoff-linked money

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert became the latest lawmaker to dump campaign contributions from clients of high-flying lobbyist Jack Abramoff, giving about $70,000 to charity Tuesday.

    The donation came after Abramoff pleaded guilty to corruption charges and agreed to cooperate with a federal corruption investigation in Washington.

    "The speaker believes that while these contributions were legal, it is appropriate to donate the money to charity," a spokesman for the Illinois Republican, Ron Bonjean, said. Bonjean did not specify which group or groups would receive the money.

    And another important sentence down the way...

    A search of Federal Election Commission records since 1998 found no personal donations from Abramoff to Democrats.

    Bush - the ultimate example of the Peter Principle.

    by PatsBard on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 09:44:04 PM PST

    •  Apologies if this was inappropriate (none)
      To place here. Not sure what I was thinking.

      Well, okay, so the Penn State/FSU game is driving me a bit nuts.....

      Bush - the ultimate example of the Peter Principle.

      by PatsBard on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 09:46:13 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  To "charity" (4.00)
      probably one of the charitble "christian" fronts to get the money back into his coffers...slimy bastard

      "now this is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." W. Churchill

      by Thor Heyerdahl on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 10:15:03 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Lapin's hostility toward gays (none)
    He whines that people who support an anti-gay discrimination bill are trying to suppress him.

    He compares gays marching in Jerusalem to "the Nazis marching in Skokie."

  •  Funny, that (none)
    As the noose seems to get tighter and tighter, it is amazing how many more rats seem to be caught up in it!  Now, how good is that?:)

    It is difficult to get the right answers if you don't ask the right questions!

    by wgard on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 10:17:08 PM PST

  •  Were we too hard on poor William Bennett? (4.00)
    I mean, after all, looking at all this information here, it seems that gambling IS a Faith Based Family Value!

    What a bunch of hypocrites they all are.

    Money lenders in the temple.

  •  Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (none)
    Ha ha ha ha ha
    Oh, and Ha!

    That's some damned good Christianing. Lying, evil, duplicitous bastards.

    What do members of the Repub. leadership say when they bump into Pres. Bush? "Pardon me."

    by mungley on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 10:20:50 PM PST

  •  Oh, yes, OH YES (4.00)
    We want Grover going going gone, yes we do.

    The eLottery money went first to [Washington lobbyist Grover] Norquist's foundation, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), and then through a second group in Virginia Beach called the Faith and Family Alliance, before it reached Reed's company, Century Strategies. Norquist's group retained a share of the money as it passed through.

    "I have 3 checks from elot: (1) 2 checks for $80K payable to ATR and (2) 1 check to TVC for $25K," Abramoff's assistant Susan Ralston e-mailed him on June 22, 2000. "Let me know exactly what to do next. Send to Grover? Send to Rev. Lou?"

    Minutes later Abramoff responded, saying that the check for Sheldon's group should be sent directly to Sheldon, but that the checks for Norquist required special instructions: "Call Grover, tell him I am in Michigan and that I have two checks for him totaling 160 and need a check back for Faith and Family for $150K."

    Bye, Grover, go play in someone else's pool. Go drown different things in bathtubs. (than our gov't)

  •  So they their hands a little dirty, so what? (none)
    If it's necessary to fight the gay agenda, so be it.

    I don't want you liberals turning my cat gay.

    I have enough problems and I don't need a gay cat on top of everything else.

    "I am not a crook" - The Honorable Richard M. Nixon

    by tricky dick on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 11:05:47 PM PST

  •  Ralphie Reed (none)
    was also arrested in the early to mid-80's in Raleigh NC for trespassing at an abortion clinic there.

    His mugshot was featured in the newspaper at the time, but nobody can seem to find it now.

    Conveniently, he disavows any knowledge of his tarnished past.  Many of these guys in "power" today were trained by learning to harass women in the abortion clinics.  I guess they learned hypocrisy as well.

    They harassed women going into clinics back then.  Now, they harass everyone.

    HotFlashReport - Opinionated liberal views of the wrongs of the right

    by annrose on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 05:16:33 AM PST

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