What's Good For the Goose
Harry Reid, when are you going to 'fess up? $50,000 from Indian tribes who had gaming interests, all of them represented by Jack Abramoff, and you still have the audacity to shrug it off as 'legal contributions'. Let's break it down...
All of it legitimate, right Harry?
$19,500 from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California. $5,000 from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. $7,000 from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. $19,000 from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
Reid has acknowledged receiving $61,000 from tribal clients and lobbying colleagues of Abramoff. He has said the money was legally raised, that he has done nothing improper and does not plan to refund the donations.But if the donations came to Republicans, it is dirty money and they are all guilty of accepting bribes and unethical behavior.
I'm sick of this one sided view of the Abramoff scandal. There are politicians that need to be investigated on both sides of the aisle. Harry Reid is one of them. This needs to be an impartial investigation, as well.
The American Prospect, a self-described liberal publication, commissioned a study of donations by Indian tribes that Abramoff represented compared to tribes who were not clients.This means nothing to me since the liberals are footing the bill. Get a commission together and look into the matter without party bias. Until the truth comes out in full, and ALL guilty parties are accounted for, I will have no faith in the House and Senate.
The study, performed by campaign finance specialists Dwight L. Morris and Associates, suggests "it's likely that Abramoff had little impact on giving to Democrats," the publication said in a Jan. 27 report.
Time to clean house.
HT: The Drudge Report