Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Abramhoff Goin' DOWN

And he's taken Congress with him. He's pleaded guilty to three felony charges, and they're addresseing the charges down in Miami connected to the casino boats later. More importantly, he's naming names. According to NPR up to twenty members of congress could be implicated, including Tom DeLay. You can read the very extensive article here. Additionally, you can read about the 1980 Abscam convictions here and here. I'm actually sort of surprised that there's not more, to be honest. I mean, I was only twelve when the indictments were handed down, and I definitely remember it. It was even in Blook County (Milo dressed up as an Arab trying to bribe Senator Thornhump. Awesome.). Anyway, this is huge, and it will be very interesting to see how this unfolds in the coming months. I, of course, am so cynical that I pretty much assume that everyone is corrupt anyway, so it'll be fascinating to see who goes down.


Blogger stalebREAD said...

Wanna make an odds list? We could make bets on who will actually take the fall. As a fellow member of the jaded society I think that it will be staffers who spend the most time alone and the congresspeople will just end up losing their jobs.... And then going to get paid a million billion dollars by oil companies and motivational speaking tours.

3:39 PM  
Blogger CultureMaven said...

Oh, man. I'd have to know way more about his client list in order to wager on that.

Whatever happened to the Abscam guys? I'm betting they didn't get jazillions of dollars on the speaking circuit. I'm hoping they go to jail. Though even G. Gordon Liddy had a career after Watergate.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

That is a nice juicy situation. There is one more that needs to break and the entire house of cards that is the current administration will go up in flames. If the AIPAC scandal breaks big, it's all over....and we all very much should hope that this happens.

9:33 PM  
Blogger stalebREAD said...

hope is alive jake. don't you worry. i'm tired of feeling like a sucka.

2:36 PM  

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