20060111

Severed Relations


Severed Relations

A man can tell who his real political friends are when he pleads guilty to the felony crimes of conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion charges in front of two different judges in two different courtrooms. Real friends keep the money that you gave them, or helped raise for them. The fakes and fraudulent relationships are always revealed when the campaign cash you helped raise finds its way into the coffers of non-profit organizations.

It is pretty clear that Abramoff's ties that once bound him to the powerful and the well connected are severed. I can't help wonder is his sentence reductions are based upon the number of future defendants he serves up to federal prosecutors. Or is he is looking to go big, Texas-style and reveal just a few heavy hitters of the Republican Party to maximize his sentence reduction as a part of his plea agreement? I suppose that only time will tell.

I must confess that I am bothered by one small problem though. Will Abramoff be accused of "hating" the Republican Party because he might just well be the lynch-pin that brings the Republican revolution to a spectacular end?

6 Comments:

Blogger James said...

If someone handed you $25,000 and you deposited it into your bank account, only to find out later that it was dirty money that could land YOU in jail... unless you directed those funds out of your control. Would you take the fall?

1/11/2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger M A F said...

James, I don't begrudge those that donated the cash they recieved to non-profits. I would not want to "take the fall" for another individuals greed.

Just to be clear, I was employing sarcasm in the first paragraph.

1/11/2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger James said...

Thank you for the clarification... it wasn't too clear if you were serious or not.

1/12/2006 8:45 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

Gotta love how fast everyone is trying to jump off the sinking ship on this one. Guess the feds still have at least a dozen full time agents on this case plus a dozen part time officiers, the fur is really gonna fly on this one.

1/12/2006 6:44 PM  
Blogger M A F said...

I am starting to wonder when will the fur fly? Before the November elections, or after?

1/12/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

Mac: This won't affect voting. Nobody got or lied about sexual satisfaction of any sort. This is about political favors and real corruption. The U.S. public just doesn't care

1/14/2006 8:22 AM  

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