Sunday, January 08, 2006

"Abramoff Does Capone One Better"

Watching Jack Abramoff walk from the court house to his waiting limo, dressed in his derby hat and dark double-breasted topcoat reminded me of looking at a perp walk of some mobster right out of 'The Godfather"...but alas....it was just the one time super lobbyist/minor film producer Jack Abramoff heading on a downward spiral. It certainly was interesting to watch, wondering what kind of message was he sending? If the following list of "politicos" that went scambling Friday to either return or give to charity monies recieved by Abramoff and/or his clients is any indication....many got the message......."I am a rat, and I will rat you out.........."

The List:

Rep. Bob Ney (R) OH $98,000 Sen. Dick Durbin (D) IL $2,000
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R) IL Sen. Tim Johnson (D) SD $2,000
amount undisclosed Sen. Mikulski (D) MD amount unknown
Rep. Roy Blunt (R) WI $10,000 Rep. Engel (D) NY amount unknown
Rep. Tom DeLay (R) TX $15,000 Rep. Lane Davis (D) $3,000
Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R) TN $4,000 Rep. Nita Lowey (D) NY amount unknown
Gov. Bob Erhlich (R) MD $32,000 Rep. Charles Rangel (D) NY $3,000
Sen. Kit Bond (R) MO amount unknown Sen. Max Baucus (D) MT $18,982
Sen. Jim Bunning (R) TN $10,000 Sen. Byron Dorgan (D) ND $67,000 refunded
Sen Cochran (R) ND amount unknown Rep. Frank Lobiendo (D) $2,000
Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R) NC $15,000 Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) NY $2,000
Sen. Judd Gregg (R) NH $12,000
Sen. Kyl (R) AR $15,000
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) KY $18,500
Sen. Rick Santorum (R) PA $25,000
Sen. Gordon Smith (R) OR $13,500
Sen. John Sununnu (R) NH amount unknown
Rep, Thomas (R) $2,000
Sen John Thune (R) SD $15,000
Sen John Warner (R) VA $2,000
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R) TX $18,000
Rep, Chris Cannon (R) $10,000
Rep. Barbara Cubin (R) WY $10,000
Rep. Tom Davis (R) WI amount unknown
Rep, Kay Granger (R) TX $10,000
Rep. Mark Foley (R) FL $2,000
Rep. Randy Forbes (R) $3,000
Rep. Melissa Hart (R) $3,000
Rep. J.D. Hayward (R) AR amount undisclosed
Rep.Walter Jones (R) NC $3,000
Rep. Musgrave(R) CO $15,000
Rep. Pickering (R) MS amount undisclosed
Rep. Deborah Pryce (R) OH $3,000
Rep. Hal Roger (R) KY $6,000
Rep. Paul Ryan (R) WI $2,000
Rep. Bill Shuster (R) PA amount unknown
Rep. John Sweeney (R) NY $2,000
Rep. Curt Weldon (R) PA amount unknown
Rep. Jerry Weller (R) $2,000
Rep.Wicker (R) MS amount unknown
Rep. Heather Wilson (R) $2,000
Sen. Brownback (R) KS $12,000
Sen. Burns (R) $15,000
Rep. Ernest Istook (R) MT $19,900
Rep. Mike Ferguson (R) NJ $10,000
Rep. Regula (R) OH $2,000
Rep. Simmons (R) CT $3,000
Sen. Jim Talent (R) MO amount unknown
Sen David Vitter (R) LA amount undisclosed
Rep. Mary Bono (R) CA $21,500

*this is only a partial listing-------
It appears that Jack Abrahoff is an Equal Opportunity Destroyer
But what really is disturbing is just knowing and realizing yours and mine--our elected officials are so easily dooped and persuaded by this person and others possibly of his ilk

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