Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Abramoff Pleads Guilty on Three Felony Counts 

Conspiracy, tax evasion, mail fraud. Zemblan patriot B.K.: "In California he'd go to jail for life - even if the last felony was shoplifting a bottle of vitamins."

Andrew Cohen on who'll get snagged:
You get the feeling today in Washington that a large rock has been moved and tons of creepy, little creatures are scurrying around to get out from under the sun. Wouldn't it be ironic if Abramoff, the telegenic Poster Boy for political graft, were to end up serving through his testimony as a catalyst for massive reform of current lobbying practices? Wouldn't it be something if the criminal trials that come out of this plea deal serve to educate (and, necessarily, repulse) the voting public about how their laws truly get crafted and enacted? Bruce Springsteen said it best: from bad things, mama, good things one day come.

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