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Man! Talk about being caught with your pants down. Holy shit.
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Edited on Thu Nov-03-05 08:17 PM by BigBearJohn

Abramoff-Scanlon School of Sleaze

Wednesday's Senate hearings yielded more scandalous revelations about how the dynamic lobbying duo bilked American Indian tribes out of millions and used the money to win elections for their Republican clients.

By Michael Scherer

Michael Scanlon takes the Fifth at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing in Washington Nov. 17, 2004. Jack Abramoff, right, listens to his attorney on Capitol Hill in this Sept. 29, 2004, file photo, as Abramoff refused to answer questions before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Up-and-coming Republican hacks would do well to watch closely the ongoing Senate investigations of superstar lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his former business partner Michael Scanlon. The power duo stand accused of exploiting Native American tribes to the tune of roughly $66 million, laundering that money into bank accounts they controlled and then using it to buy favors for powerful members of Congress and the executive branch.

But they sure did know how to play the game.

Consider one memo highlighted in a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that Scanlon, a former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Tx., sent the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to describe his strategy for protecting the tribe's gambling business. In plain terms, Scanlon confessed the source code of recent Republican electoral victories: target religious conservatives, distract everyone else, and then railroad through complex initiatives.

"The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees," Scanlon wrote in the memo, which was read into the public record at a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."

ON EDIT: A note from BBJ: Uh, 'hem, wouldn't it be nice if "someone" posted these quotes to the "Christian" blogs so they knew someone was stabbing them in the back? I mean, after all, it's only the "Christian" thing to do!
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  -Man! Talk about being caught with your pants down. Holy shit. BigBearJohn  Nov-03-05 08:00 PM   #0 
  - whaddya know! they ARE capable of telling the truth sometimes!  unblock   Nov-03-05 08:03 PM   #1 
  - Atleast it shows that they are really out to screw everyone & don't  Pachamama   Nov-04-05 05:20 AM   #33 
  - The guys think of the Christian Right as Vote Farms  RobertSeattle   Nov-03-05 08:03 PM   #2 
  - i just love how he refers to the Cristian Base as WHACKOs  opihimoimoi   Nov-03-05 08:06 PM   #4 
  - they ALL think like this. About time the right realize they are being used  blm   Nov-03-05 08:08 PM   #7 
  - Rove used the 'wacko right' to get him elected as Governor, and as  WiseButAngrySara   Nov-03-05 08:54 PM   #17 
  - 'Vote Farms". I love it!! That's perfect.  SharonAnn   Nov-03-05 08:49 PM   #16 
     - Or vote cows? As in "cash cows?"  redacted   Nov-03-05 11:22 PM   #25 
  - Bush's base under attack by his own crooks? NO!!!!!  NVMojo   Nov-03-05 08:05 PM   #3 
  - Wait until the wackos hear  malaise   Nov-03-05 08:07 PM   #5 
  - Remember this won't be broadcast on "Telephone Trees"  bahrbearian   Nov-03-05 08:11 PM   #10 
  - As good Christians ourselves, I think WE should let them know.  BigBearJohn   Nov-03-05 08:15 PM   #11 
  - Agreed  malaise   Nov-03-05 08:36 PM   #12 
  - I just googled "Christian Radio Stations" - going to email beaucoup  nickyt   Nov-03-05 08:42 PM   #13 
  - A lot of victims of a con artist won't admit it  William Seger   Nov-03-05 11:24 PM   #26 
  - The problem with "the wackos" is  slay   Nov-04-05 02:07 AM   #28 
  - They won't change their whole worldview...but at least they might get  belle   Nov-04-05 11:24 PM   #54 
  - They won't care.  nookiemonster   Nov-04-05 06:03 AM   #36 
  - Opportunism  Caoimhe   Nov-03-05 08:07 PM   #6 
  - Except that the RW creates these opportunities for themselves,  rman   Nov-04-05 10:49 AM   #39 
  - this is like a candy bar it's so rich  corky44   Nov-03-05 08:10 PM   #8 
  - This was on C-Span  Bjornsdotter   Nov-03-05 08:10 PM   #9 
  - GOP - Shows their culture of corruption once again n/t  Erika   Nov-03-05 08:45 PM   #14 
  - You mean the WACKOS right? WACKOS WACKOS WACKOS  Snotcicles   Nov-03-05 08:46 PM   #15 
  - I was thinking of sending it to Dobson and then I realized he is  Maraya1969   Nov-03-05 10:25 PM   #21 
  - Any Fundie message boards you guys know of?  oxbow   Nov-03-05 08:59 PM   #18 
  - uh oh Beware. "Attack of the Wackos" coming to a Repug Lobbyist near you!  FourStarDemocrat   Nov-03-05 10:22 PM   #19 
  - Yup.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-03-05 10:22 PM   #20 
  - Thanks for posting n/t  slor   Nov-03-05 10:27 PM   #22 
  - YOU MEAN LIKE HOW ARNOLD IS doing this to CALIFORNIA RIGHT NOW?  radwriter0555   Nov-03-05 11:04 PM   #23 
  - It will be nice if Arnie's fat crook ass can be linked to this also.  nolabels   Nov-04-05 03:07 AM   #30 
  - MUST SEND THEM INFO on FORCED ABORTIONS Delay  fearnobush   Nov-03-05 11:20 PM   #24 
  - ****LINK TO ACTUAL COURT DOCUMENT!!!*****  JohnnyCougar   Nov-04-05 01:07 AM   #27 
  - This is huge, people!!!!  JohnnyCougar   Nov-04-05 03:00 AM   #29 
  - This is pretty good! But those "dear folks" will no more believe  BamaBecky   Nov-04-05 03:59 AM   #31 
  - Scanlon's Christian wackos  chat_noir   Nov-04-05 05:11 AM   #32 
  - Religious faith really does lead to miracles.  Everybody   Nov-04-05 05:36 AM   #34 
  - Seems there's no miracle that money can't buy.  rman   Nov-04-05 10:53 AM   #40 
  - Charming!  KayLaw   Nov-04-05 05:37 AM   #35 
  - All The documents are in HTML  dutchdemocrat   Nov-04-05 09:52 AM   #37 
  - Taking control of Louisiana Government  JPZenger   Nov-04-05 10:15 AM   #38 
  - They're actually comically evil!  lakemonster11   Nov-04-05 01:59 PM   #41 
  - KICK  janx   Nov-04-05 02:14 PM   #42 
  - This needs to be frontpaged. This is huge!  JohnnyCougar   Nov-04-05 02:16 PM   #43 
  - I've always wanted some proof to offer my Christian friends. This is it!!!  BigBearJohn   Nov-04-05 05:28 PM   #44 
  - kick!!  JohnnyCougar   Nov-04-05 07:17 PM   #45 
  - This is amazing  OnionPatch   Nov-04-05 08:05 PM   #46 
  - ****CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN CONTACT INFO****  JohnnyCougar   Nov-04-05 08:22 PM   #48 
     - Keith Olbermann contact info!!!  JohnnyCougar   Nov-04-05 08:46 PM   #49 
        - I just contacted Bill Maher  JohnnyCougar   Nov-04-05 09:04 PM   #51 
        - Excellent idea JC!  BigBearJohn   Nov-06-05 04:22 PM   #56 
  - beautiful.  sepia_steel   Nov-04-05 08:08 PM   #47 
  - Freeps pulled a post called "Delay and Christian Conservatives"  Fuzz   Nov-04-05 08:58 PM   #50 
  - Media blast this every damn place! Put it on the bathroom wall (in the  lonestarnot   Nov-04-05 09:12 PM   #52 
  - Doing it in California  mitchtv   Nov-04-05 09:27 PM   #53 
  - Heres my collection....  KerryOn   Nov-05-05 12:00 AM   #55 
  - That is great stuff. We all know the fundie angle is a ploy! Kick.  PatriotGames   Nov-06-05 05:07 PM   #57 
  - We've known it since What's the Matter with Kansas?  dennisnyc   Nov-06-05 05:17 PM   #58 
  - entire Scanlon memo as Plain Text - copy, paste, email to xtians, repeat.  NAO   Nov-07-05 12:23 AM   #59 
     - Powerful stuff! Thank you!  BigBearJohn   Nov-07-05 12:26 AM   #60 
     - Top Level Links in the Conservative Christian Grassroots Infrastructure  NAO   Nov-07-05 01:39 AM   #61 

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