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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:26 AM
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"Jack Abramoff's Car-How A Big Wheel Oufitted 4 Of Them" (NYT)
Jack Abramoff's Car
How a Big Wheel Outfitted Four of Them


By GLEN JUSTICE
Published: March 10, 2006
WASHINGTON, March 9 When the money was rolling in, Jack Abramoff certainly knew how to spend it.

Abramoff Says Top Republicans Were Allies (March 9, 2006)

Complete Coverage: Jack Abramoff During his heyday as one of Washington's top lobbyists, Mr. Abramoff made millions of dollars, traveled the world and routinely feted lawmakers and luminaries at his Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant. But one of his most conspicuous indulgences was his 2002 BMW, fully loaded with more than $48,000 worth of custom work.

The 745Li sedan was customized by Ai Design of Tuckahoe, N.Y., as a sort of mobile office for Mr. Abramoff, who at one time had a driver for it so he could accommodate a heavy workload. Invoices offer a look inside the tinted windows, a $450 addition that was the cheapest part of the job.

Mr. Abramoff spent $19,995 for a "custom-built, 15.2-inch-wide screen and manual flip-down video monitor," an invoice says.

"Monitor includes built-in cordless headphone transmitters" it says, adding, "Monitor is capable of displaying DVD, Game and Computer graphics/video signals."

For $7,390, he added a hands-free cellphone system, with a special antenna amplifier to boost the signal, and a docking station for his laptop built into the back of the right front seat. The system was configured to use the overhead screen and could take commands from a wireless keyboard.

Mr. Abramoff also paid $6,495 for seat-back tables.

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KyuzoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:27 AM
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1. Ah, conservative principles at work.
How many times do I have to say it - THE NEOCONS ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE!
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