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rawstory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 12:37 PM
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Abramoff emails: 'Perhaps I could have hired Borat to represent me'
Edited on Mon Feb-05-07 12:37 PM by rawstory
An editor of a Washington, DC-area lifestyle magazine has published e-mails he exchanged with his friend Jack Abramoff, the former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, fraud, and tax evasion related to his lobbying and business activities.

The e-mails reveal Abramoff's humorous reactions to the investigations that eventually led to his imprisonment at one point joking that he should hire Borat as his counsel as well as how little penitence he appeared to feel for what had transpired, referring to a Senate committee that investigated his activities as a "kangaroo court" that was "designed to fry me." (The e-mails are presented in this article without corrections.)

Kim Eisler, a national editor of the Washingtonian, detailed his friendship with Abramoff in the January issue of that magazine. The two began communicating long before Abramoff's legal troubles, when Eisler was writing a book on Native American casinos. Eisler wrote, "The man who had become my friend made the transition from Washington power player to national villain," and then added, "This put me in a quandary. What do you do in Washington when a friend becomes the subject of negative stories, a Senate investigation, and prosecutors?"

Eisler has since posted at his website e-mails he exchanged with the former Republican power broker, some of which were not detailed in the Washingtonian article.

Read more from emails here: http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Abramoff_emails__Perh...

(Edited for typo)
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 12:38 PM
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1. Pissed off at having to take responsibility for what he did
Poor baby.... NOT
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 01:46 PM
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3. .
High five!

:evilgrin:
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theaudacity Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 01:03 PM
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2. Do Republicans lose their consience, or do concienceless people become Republicans
i think its the 2nd.
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nickyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 02:09 PM
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4. Why, that two-faced little trogdolyte. I read somewhere last year (no link) that
Jackie-boy was full of remorse, and felt he should be sweeping the floors on a reservation somewhere.
Silly me.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 07:41 PM
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5. They ALL have remorse
before sentencing or just before parole hearings. In between, it's whine whine whine
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 07:51 PM
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6. Geeee wada funny guy!
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