Let me get this straight.
Jack Abramoff is a convicted liar. He is a felon. He is a fraudster.
His name is synonymous with corruption. He is also a lifelong Republican partisan hack. His best buddy is Tom DeLay.
So, naturally, we have two Rec List diaries promoting his 'words of wisdom'and used as a thin pretense to broadly and dishonestly smear the Democratic party.
People are even saying that this is why OWS should be anti-Democrat as well as anti-Republican.
Excuse me, but that the f@ck?
As a reminder, there is no Democratic equivalent to the Abramoff crime syndicate.
It doesn't exist.
Abramoff is a federal convict.
So is Bob Ney.
Tom DeLay is a convicted felon.
Almost a dozen others--all part of this single web of corruption--did hard time.
They swindled Native American tribes.
They actively aided and abetted sexual slavery and forced abortions in the Mariana Islands.
And, he gives one interview to 60 Minutes, and all of a sudden he's no worse than Nancy Pelosi?
Those who parrot the words of a lifetime Republican hack and convicted serial liar to attack the Democratic party are doing the truth a disservice.
Give me a break. Read a book. Or even a liberal blog.
P.S. His big recommendation--to ban anyone who's worked in or for Congress from lobbying the federal government? Almost certainly unconstitutional.