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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Pot Calling Kettle: The Message is 'Black'

By now many of you know that a number of Republicans in congress received donations from Jack Abramoff, who recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges that included bribing members of Congress, defrauding American Indian tribal clients and evading taxes.. Representative Jon Porter wants the world to know that the GOP leaders aren't in it alone.

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

"Watching Democrats lambaste Republicans for their connections to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been a study in hypocrisy." Porter said in a statement.

"Many of these Democrats, including the very vocal Senate minority leader, have filled their campaign coffers with contributions from Abramoff and his clients." Porter said. "The focus should not be on partisan politics, but rather on addressing the greed and corruption that affects both sides of the aisle."
Makes sense to me. Most Washington lobbyists are out to get bipartisan support for their agenda so that votes will pass in congress. Don't tell this to Harry Reid or Shelley Berkley. Apparently the truth is a little too much for them to handle.

"If Jon Porter is concerned about corruption, he should look to his own party and their chosen leaders and stop attacking his colleagues in the Nevada delegation," Berkley said. "Instead of attacking me, his time would be better spent helping drain the swamp of corruption that congressional Republicans are drowning in."
In other words, "This is our scandal and if you aren't playing on our side, shut up." Apparently, if you are a Democrat, the money is magically legitimate. Sorry Shelley, we don't play that game. The world will be watching to see if you and Senator Reid have the integrity necessary to give back the contributions you received.

The corruption of our congress does fall on both sides of the hall. It is past time for us to look at the leadership in Washington under a microscope. Thanks to bloggers, we can get a clearer look without the media bias. Big brother, we are watching you.

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