Saturday, December 31, 2005

DeLay Top Hog at Abramoff Trough

Washington Post reporter R. Jeffrey Smith has a long and complicated article (a sordid tale, even) in today's WaPo detailing financial and other relationships between Tom DeLay and disgraced uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Indian tribes, Russian energy executives, DeLay family members - they're all here. Definitely a must read.

I've said it before, I'll say it again ... even if the current charges against DeLay don't stick, or don't result in a conviction, he has done serious damage to the Republican Party through his sleazy dealings. It's time for him to go. That should be the GOP's New Year's resolution.

2 Comments:

At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Charles Amico said...

Totally agree Jeremy. I hope it is not wishful thinking as many more need to be out of Congress and hopefully there will be a sea change towards centrists in 2006.

Happy New Year Jeremy. I have enjoyed your posts this year and look forward to seeing many more. You add significant value to the dialogue of discourse. Thanks!

 
At 1:58 AM, Blogger Clint Carrens said...

I too hope a backlash will bring about more moderate and centrist candidates for Congress. Maybe 2006 is too soon, but definitely by 2008.

Of course, the social conservatives still have a pretty good stranglehold on the GOP. It will take major effort by centrists and moderates to counter their amazing organization, scandals or no scandals.

 

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