Friday, January 06, 2006

Abramoff update

After posting on the Abramoff scandal yesterday, I read this piece in the print edition of yesterday's Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com) titled "1 may return tribal donation." It says: "But just one of seven lawmakers from Michigan, US Rep. Dave Camp, a Midland Republican, is considering returning any of the $35,000 in campaign cash given by a Michigan Indian tribe that was represented by Abramoff. Camp had the largest amount of donations of the seven from Michigan."

And then there's this: "Two Michigan House members--Dale Kildee of Flint and John Dingell of Dearborn, both Democrats--said they won't return the money because it was not connected to Abramoff."

So, taking money from Abramoff on behalf of a tribe is wrong but taking it directly from the tribe is ok? These guys could start a new rap song:

*We're not giving the money back.
*We didn't take our bribes from Jack.

Sigh.

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