Thursday, March 09, 2006

Abramoff : I Was Bush's "Buff Guy"

Lobbyist tells Vanity Fair that top Republicans who deny knowing him aren't being truthful

We have been living through such an era of lies (lies, lies, lies, and MORE LIES!!!), that I wonder if the average American even bats an eyelash anymore when there is a revelation of (EVEN MORE) lies?

Well, BEHOLD!!! The latest revelation that Republicans -- not least of all, the Bush administration -- have been lying about their links to convicted felon and disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Abramoff worked only with Republicans, he says in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, and top Republicans who deny their links to him are, frankly, lying.
"Any important Republican who comes out and says they didn't know me is almost certainly lying," he is quoted as saying in the magazine's April edition, which goes on sale nationwide Tuesday....While lawmakers from both parties received campaign contributions from Abramoff or his clients, the lobbyist worked directly only with Republicans and all of his personal donations went to GOP members.
Who did he hob-knob with?
In the Vanity Fair article, Abramoff says President Bush knew him well enough to joke about weightlifting. "What are you benching, buff guy?" Abramoff says Bush asked him....Abramoff also says he once was invited to Bush's Texas ranch where he would have joined with other Bush fundraisers. Abramoff, an Orthodox Jew, says he didn't go because the event fell on the Sabbath.
(~~sigh~~) What a country this has become.

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