Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Republican Scandal, Hmmm?

Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid, caught red-handed. And he's not alone.

What viewers should understand is that a little-noticed AP story last November showed that Reid accepted thousands of dollars from an Abramoff client — the Coushatta Indian tribe.

The Coushattas sent a $5,000 check to Reid's tax-exempt political group, the Searchlight Leadership Fund, the day after Reid interceded via letter with Interior Secretary Gale Norton over a casino dispute with a rival tribe. A second tribe represented by Abramoff sent an additional $5,000 to Reid's group. Reid in total received more than $66,000 in Abramoff-related contributions between 2001 and 2004.

Before the Democrats get on their high horse regarding GOP finance scandals, let us remember that 90% of Senate Democrats took money linked to "Republican" lobbyist Jack Abramoff. That includes nearly $100,000 by Sen. John Kerry and $12,950 by fellow presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton.


That goes against some pretty tough talk by Dean and even Reid himself! The more Democrats try to inquisition against the Republicans, the more they may be asking for return-fire. My whole idea of trying to vote every incumbent out of office in 2006 looks more and more the only way to get rid of the corruption.