December 14, 2005

Abramamoff gave no money to Democrats

(Bush's new neam for Jack)


"Was Jack Abramoff "giving money to both political parties," as President Bush suggested yesterday? No. The lobbyist himself was a Bush Pioneer and directly wrote more than 200K in checks from '92 to '05 to Republicans. Abramoff never gave a penny to Democrats or Democratic committees. True -- he encouraged or "directed," as the Washington Post says, his clients to give generously to politicians of parties, which they did. And several associates who worked closely with Abramoff were, indeed, "equal money dispenser[s]" as Bush said.

But not Abramoff himself."

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