Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Biggest Scandal Since...

Travel-gate? White-water-gate??


Well, maybe...But only because the MSM believes that they can turn it into a primarily Republican scandal.

From ABC snooze .com...

"Political Effects of Abramoff Deal Emerge...

" WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2006 — The legal fallout from former lobbyist Jack Abramoff's decision to cooperate with a federal corruption probe — and provide evidence against an unknown number of high-level Washington officials — remains to be seen.

"But the political effects, in the nation's capital and in many lawmakers' home states, have already begun to emerge.
Abramoff today pleaded guilty to two fraud charges stemming from his purchase of a Florida gambling boat fleet, a day after pleading guilty to three felony counts of mail fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion.

" Not surprisingly, Abramoff's former associates have scrambled to distance themselves from him — and his money. Politicians from both sides of the aisle are returning campaign contributions from the disgraced lobbyist. While those contributions may have been perfectly legal, it's the political taint that may hold the bigger danger, analysts said.

Read that last paragraph again...

BOTH sides of the aisle?
The contributions may have been PERFECTLY LEGAL?

How is this a Republican scandal?

The New York Times says that it may ensnare as many as a dozen members of the House and Senate. The Wall Street Journal says as many as sixty.

It could admittedly affect Republicans like Byron Dorgan, Harry Reid, Carl Levin, John Breaux, or Mary Landrieu...

No, wait...Those are Democrats, aren't they?

Is it possible that when you leave all the Democrats out that the number of people who this thing affects drops from sixty down to twelve?

(Just a question...)

Now, let me explain how this WILL NOT be a Republican scandal, if people will just take a little time and figure it out.

It doesn't matter how many Republicans are tangled up in this, how many are charged, convicted, expelled from the Government, voted out, imprisoned or executed.

This is the BUSH administration. The BUSH Justice Department. BUSH prosecutors.

Either the affected Republican Politicians will be exhonorated, and their names cleared (everywhere except the News Media...), or they will be found guilty and punished BY A REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION.

Either this is a baseless accusation, or a very public example of the Bush Administration dealing with corruption, and punishing those who are guilty, no matter who they are, or how badly the President needs them politically.

Win, Win.

Either way, a Republican Administration comes through this particular scandal with it's integrity intact.

But it is a Republican Scandal because the New York Times, Chicken-Noodle-News, ABC/CBS/NBC etc are going to make it one. (Rest assured that they will report it with every bit of accuracy and integrity with which they reported the Collapsed Coal Mine story, and the Hurricane Katrina story, and the GWB National Guard Memo story, and on, and on, and on...)

And if you don't pay close attention, you will fall for the trick.

So pay attention.

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