Mara: I think every time you hear another one of these kind of bipartisan scandal stories, where it's Democrats, not just Republicans taking money from Abramoff. It underlines a feeling that people tell pollsters over and over again, that everybody does it.
Greg Sargent: "A new and extensive analysis of campaign donations from all of Jack Abramoff's tribal clients, done by a nonpartisan research firm, shows that a great majority of contributions made by those clients went to Republicans. The analysis undercuts the claim that Abramoff directed sums to Democrats at anywhere near the same rate."
Update: mcjoan: "Want to know how clueless Mara Liasson is? Even Deborah Howell admits this is a Republican scandal.
My mistake set off a firestorm. I heard that I was lying, that Democrats never got a penny of Abramoff-tainted money, that I was trying to say it was a bipartisan scandal, as some Republicans claim. I didn't say that. It's not a bipartisan scandal; it's a Republican scandal, and that's why the Republicans are scurrying around trying to enact lobbying reforms.