Deguerin was on "The Abrams Report," to discuss Tom Delay's relationship with Jack Abramoff. He was steadfast in telling us that although Jack was a crook to the worst degree, good old Tom stood by his friends. Wouldn't you?
Dan listed all the quality time Tom spent with Jack and asked:
Dan:...are you concerned?
Dick: There's no question that they are friends and Tom Delay's not the kind of person that's going to turn his back on a friend that's in trouble---Tom Delay is not going to abandon Jack Abramoff just because Abramoff has done some illegal things...
Just a few, tiny illegal things. Dick is hoping that Jack will tell the truth about Tom, but Delay is going to stand by his man no matter what.
What does Steno Sue have to say now? Atrios busted her reporting on the couple:"DeLay, a Christian conservative, did not quite know what to make of Abramoff, who wore a beard and a yarmulke. They forged political ties, but the two men never became personally close, according to associates of both men."
Nora O'Donnell did a good job to try and force Deguerin into admitting that Delay has met with the justice department over Jack.
Nora: So Delay has spoken with members of the justice department in the public integrity section?
It was then that Dick caught a case of the Judy Miller, "I can't recall disease."
Dick: No, I'm not sure about that...
He just got done telling Dan that Delay spent most of his waking hours either on a golf trip, or a resort with Tom, but couldn't remember a little thing like that. Degurein is Delay's lifeboat at this time and you and I know that Dick can tell you how many times Delay has listened to "If I had a Hammer," but suddenly can't recall if Tom met with yet more people involved in deep investigations.