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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 11:00 PM
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12. Blackwell and Abramoff.
"Somebody needs to check and see if he has any connections to Abramoff."

I've been saying this for over a year. I think that there is a connection, and I think that it involves indian gambling (surprise, surprise). Here is a 2003 archived snapshot from the website signohio.com which is no longer active. "SIGN" stood for "Stop Increased Gambling Now". The registrant of the domain "signohio.com" was "Ohioans For Blackwell". This 2005 article talks about the gambling issue in Ohio, mentions Blackwell's opposition to it, and mentions that the city of Lorain, Ohio wanted Governor Taft to approve a gaming pact with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (Taft opposed it).

None of this proves anything, but consider - a conservative, politically ambitious Republican who is deeply involved in the Bush camp, and who was involved in trying to prevent a gaming pact with an Indian tribe. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that this is at least strongly suggestive of some kind of involvement with Abramoff. I've tried to find something more but I've come up dry.
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