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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:11 AM
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Ex-Rep. Doolittle, caught up in Abramoff scandal, now a lobbyist
Source: McClatchy

Sacramento, Calif.,-area residents once called him Republican state senator, then congressman. Federal prosecutors once called him, ominously, Representative 5. Now, starting over at the age of 61, he unashamedly calls himself a lobbyist.

"It's funny," Doolittle said. "That's such a negative term, but if people ask, that's what I say I am."

He laughed. He laughs easily, which is saying something, given all that's transpired.

"I know," said his former colleague Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., "that he and his wife went through a great deal."



Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/12/10/132600/ex-rep-doo...



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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:17 AM
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1. He's too crooked to legislate government and laws
so he has no choice but to buy our government and laws. Yeah a real problem
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:16 PM
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7. There's such a thing as "too crooked to legislate"? There's an impeached federal judge
currently serving in congress.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:37 AM
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2. "he and his wife went through a great deal" ?
No, he and his wife "got" a great deal.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:51 AM
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3. Rotten, Rotten, Rotten...
to the core!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:11 PM
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4. imagine that...
:eyes:
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:29 PM
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5. he went out kicking and screaming
and i'm glad! it figures a bum like this would end up a lobbyist. next up-dan lungren!
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:06 PM
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6. Ha, ha. Who said crime doesn't pay? It sure does if you're a member of the right club.
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