Monday, February 05, 2007

There is a new and interesting piece in The Washingtonian, looking at Jack Abramoff from a--gasp--human side. Think what you will about Jack, and I don't think very much more of him than say, herpes, but his descriptions of those who denied knowing him after he got into trouble is still really interesting stuff.

On Bible thumping hypocrite/forced abortion supporter Ralph Reed:

Jack said the career of his former friend Ralph Reed, then running for lieutenant governor of Georgia, was 'flushing down the drain with his outright lies about his relationship with me.'
Or, geriatric retard/thankfully former U.S. Senator Conrad Burns:

Jack expressed anger at politicians who now claimed they never knew him. He was particularly annoyed that Montana senator Conrad Burns had been quoted as saying he wished Jack 'had never been born.'

'Was he wishing I was not born when we were together in Florida, or when we were dining at Signatures, or when he was using our sports boxes or getting tons of money?' he said later in an e-mail.
Check out the rest for his thoughts on others such as The Decision-Making Decider, House Minority Leader/automatic tobacco-check dispenser Boehner, etc.

It's pretty fascinating stuff.

12 Comments:

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Well, you know what they say, "Hell hath no fury like a lobbiest scorned"...or something like that.

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

Yeah, something of that sort...prison will make a stand up guy of him though, just look at Chuck Colson

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Cliffy, you know very well that prison will do anything BUT make a "stand up" guy of anyone. Lean-over guy, sure.

I bet that's what you really meant to say.

Why can't I ever get my mind out of the gutter? I guess it's because I'm so comfortable there.

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

gottalaff, for as long as I've known you (going on two years now?) I've been proud of your gutter mind

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Why thank you, Bulldog.

And don't think I don't appreciate it when you join me down there from time to time.

 
At 11:18 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

If only it was from time to time. I have to make an effort to leave the gutter in most situations, as that is where my mind seems to comfortably rest :)

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger theexog said...

As a good Montanan I sent an email to our late lamented Senator Burns a month or so before the election taking issue with one of the worst of his lies about his buddy Jack. Much to my astonishment his personal assistant, of 18 years loyal service she said, called me at home a few days later to try and convince me that her lovely boss was nothing like he was protrayed in the left wing liberal media and in fact didn't even know Mr. A. This woman was something beyond absurd - and since I (as a custom furniture maker) was in the middle of gluing up a dining chair and not particularly inclined to get into a debate on his merits, or lack thereof, I got rid of her quite quickly. Whereupon she called back - TWICE!!!! Insisted that CB didn't know JA, even though he had taken over $150K from him, and assured me that he was quite the gentleman who was always at work by 7 a.m. Not sure what that meant, but since I was still in the throes of chair assembly I left her to her fantasies.

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

theexog,

Welcome to the site, haven't seen you around before I don't think.

That is hysterical! Got were Burns' people pathetically desperate. I guess that happens when your boss is a crook...

Hope to see you around here more!

 
At 12:38 AM, Blogger theexog said...

Hi Cliff - I'm usually just a lurker but I really enjoy reading and watching your take on the comedia that is America. Actually I'm Canadian and can't even vote which really pisses me off, but my husband, who used to be a repug, now sees the light so I have a vicarious involvement in politics.

I've met Jon Tester several times and we here all hope he puts many bugs up the a**es of the elite. Of course we are still saddled with Mr. Baucus, who as the ultimate rich rancher's kid is as much out of touch with reality as Burns.

 
At 12:51 AM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

I was a big Tester fan from the start too. I heard Morrison was much more like Baucus. God I'd love it if we could find someone more like Schweitzer/Tester to primary his ass.

And dont' worry, we ain't moronic GOPers here. We dig Canadians. How's Harper these days?

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger theexog said...

Oh don't get me started - my daughter in Vancouver will bore anyone to tears about what an idiot Harper is. Luckily the Canadian political world is structured in such a way that moronic retreads like Harper can't really do too much damage. Particularly there is NO WAY Canadians will ever give up their universal health care - and people in the US should stop believing the horror stories that the insurance industry here promulgates; its hogwash, to paraphrase Darth Vader....

BTW since I moved to Canada from England in 1970 I was, and always will be, a Trudeaumaniac http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/top_ten/nominee/trudeau-pierre.html

Ironic really; Canada was, until my hero Pierre repatriated the Constitution, part of the monarchy - and now here we are in the good ol' US with Mad King George. Wonder if he pees blue.

Morrison, lawyer and accountant, was the perfect DLC Emanuel protege. They thought he would win the primary in a landslide, but we all got out there for Jon and whupped him. Helena is a funny town, and though the image of Montana is redneck, the reality is quite different - just look at Missoula, Bozeman, Kalispell. Of course then there's Billings and Denny Rehberg (another rich rancher's kid )- yuck.....

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

You are listed on the C&L roundup today.....

So don't cuss too much till tomorrow, k! **snark**

 

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