Thursday, September 4, 2008

Four More Years!!! (for Jack Abramoff)

Jack Abramoff was sentenced today to an additional (sort of) 4 year sentence for corruption charges. You know I bet those Maverick reformers working hard to convince us to vote for them up in St. Paul have no links to Abramoff.

I shall now consult my magic Google ball:

Oh, um oops. It looks like John McCain tried awfully darn hard to keep Abramoff isolated as a rogue player in the whole lobbying scandal. And he suppressed 750,000 documents. Way to go Mr. Clean!!!

Yah but Shotgun Granny Palin der hey, she's a real reformer who takes on her own party ta fight tha c'ruption, yah?

Oh notso fast der youse. It seems Shotgun Granny hired a lobbyist to secure federal funds for her 2nd biggest town in the country's largest state*. That lobbyist was Steven Silver. Steven Silver listed Abramoff's lobbying firm as his client. Together they worked on "issues relating to Indian/Native American policy," "exploration for oil and gas" and "legislation relating to gaming issues"

Additionally, for those of you who enjoy a little extra icing on your cupcakes, Silver yoostabee Senator Ted Stevens chief of staff.

*I'm using the republicans own geographical facts. Palin was, you know, governor of the country's largest state. According to John McCain.


Fran said...

Jess - don't you have some community organizing to do?

Sorry, couldn't resist some dark humor.

Oh we have to keep attaching the disconnected pieces and these are big disconnected pieces.

Thank you.

Randal Graves said...

fran, community organizing is only done by, you know, certain kinds of people.

As for Jack, water under the bridge. Just look at that cool hat!

Anonymous said...

Well, well,well. It turns out Palin as Governor of Alaskie has sucked the teats of the Federal Government for every handout she could.
In fact, Alaska leads the nation in begging for and receiving federal hand-outs. Ya think she'll tell them no once she is a Fed?


Omnipotent Poobah said...

Poor lil' feller says he feels just like Osama bin Laden, getting such a "harsh" sentence.

I don't see the connection myself. I think Osama is honest about what he is.

Oh, and his hat is better too.

Comrade Kevin said...

Here's hoping this is the tip of the iceberg regarding Palin. Her baggage seems to double with every passing hour.

Billie Greenwood said...

Jess, I wish more journalists were as investigative as you. Appreciate your work here.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Can I just call him Jack Off for short?

dguzman said...

Hee hee, GKL!

I heard on NPR that they gave him only four years because he's cooperated in the prosecutions of sooooo many others. Um--just how many is sooooo many? I'm counting one or two. WTF? Let's face it--if Abramoff dropped the dime on everyone whose pockets he filled, they'd have to shut down Congress and the White House.

Dean Wormer said...


You have been on fire regarding Palin lately. Very good stuff.


Dr. Zaius said...

Did you say cupcakes?