Tuesday, January 03, 2006

[GOP Corruption]

Bits and Pieces on Jack Abramoff

Uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in very widely reported news, plead guilty today for conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion. This is not surprising, as Jack's level of corruption would have made Boss Tweed blush. The Post has a couple of nice companion pieces, if you want more info--a Flash graphic of his connections to various other corrupt GOP types (it's clear and easy to grasp quickly), and a cheat sheet with more on those players. And here's a long profile of him.

Balloon Juice has brief analysis and updated links. Left Coaster discusses the malignant meme that the mainstream press, fed the line by the RNC, has bought into: namely, that corruption is just part of politics, and Dems ain't no better. David Sirota has a nice rundown of the various connections and their implications. Josh has lots of stuff, including a pdf text of the plea. And yet more at the much linked firedoglake.

Go forth an prosper.

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