The Abramoff scandal is a big DC story and even a potentially national story, but when Howard Kurtz calls it a “story of historic proportions,” I have to think people in D.C. need to get out more. Even if Abramoff brings down Harry Reid, it will still be just the latest installment in D.C.’s long running and bi-partisan opera of greed.
Jack Abramoff pleads (from the Wall Street Journal:
Any such plea agreement likely would secure the Republican lobbyist’s testimony against several members of Congress who received favors from him or his clients. The Justice Department is believed to be focusing on as many as 20 lawmakers and aides.
Many of the Congressional names connected to Abramoff are Republicans, but the senior elected Democrat in the public’s eye is also on the lips of the folks discussing Abramoff. By year’s end, the Abramaoff scandal could go bleed the Dems at least as much as it does the GOP.