Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Why Can't They All Lose?

In an election one side wins and the other loses. That's the way it is, that's the way it has always been. "None of the above" has never won the most votes ... but maybe it should.

Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is scheduled to report to federal prison tomorrow, over the objections of federal prosecutors who say they still need his help to pursue leads on officials he allegedly bribed.

Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and gifts to "dozens of members of Congress and staff," including what Abramoff has reportedly described as "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators."

Six to eight? The pari-mutual window is now open. I've got my money on Senators Reid and Durbin, and of course Senator Menendez. It's kind of hard to quell the suspicion that you're just as corrupt as the gang you pushed out when your Speaker of the House-to-be wants an Abscam figure as majority leader and a former judge impeached and removed for bribery as chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

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