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Melhman Hearts Abramoff

Check out the news on Ken "The GOP talking points action figure" Mehlman and his BFF -- the one--the only--Jack Abramoff For five years, A

Ken_Doll3.jpg Check out the news on Ken "The GOP talking points action figure" Mehlman and his BFF -- the one--the only--Jack Abramoff

For five years, Allen Stayman wondered who ordered his removal from a State Department job negotiating agreements with tiny Pacific island nations — even when his own bosses wanted him to stay. Now he knows. Newly disclosed e-mails suggest that the ax fell after intervention by one of the highest officials at the White House: Ken Mehlman, on behalf of one of the most influential lobbyists in town, Jack Abramoff.

"Mehlman said he would get him fired," an Abramoff associate wrote after meeting with Mehlman, who was then White House political director.

Asked about his relationship with Abramoff a few months ago, Mehlman said, "Abramoff is someone who we don't know a lot about. We know what we read in the paper."...read on

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