May 6, 2006

Mara Liasson implicates Democrats in Abramoff scandal
I love Atrios naming them,"Zombie Lies." It reminds me of the movie "The Return of the Living Dead," when a zombie says, "Let me eat your braaaiiiiiinnnnn!"
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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."

TP has more.

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.

(h/t David Edwards for the vid)

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