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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 07:32 AM
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McCain Withheld Controversial Abramoff Email
McCain Withheld Controversial Abramoff Email
Posted by Michael Link on February 25, 2008 at 06:04 PM

Breaking at the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/25/mccain-withhel...

In the 2006 Senate report concerning Abramoff's activities, which McCain spearheaded, the Arizona Republican conspicuously left out information detailing how Alabama Gov. Bob Riley was targeted by Abramoff's influence peddling scheme.

.......

In a December 2002 email obtained by the Huffington Post -- which McCain and his staff had access to prior to the issuance of his report -- Abramoff explains to an aide what he would like to see Riley do in return for the "help" he received from Abramoff's tribal clients.

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And yet, despite the implications of the information, McCain and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee sat on the controversial portion of the email. According to an official familiar with the investigation, McCain also subsequently refused to make the email public after the report was released.

http://www.democrats.org/a/2008/02/mccain_withheld.php
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 07:35 AM
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1. I guess Campaign Finance Reform only goes so far
Or maybe he just doesn't have a problem with Republican corruption.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 08:05 AM
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2. Alabama, eh?
Interesting. Steal the election from Siegelman, ship him off to jail on bogus corruption charges, and protect the new guy from actual corruption charges. Karl must have paid a McCain a late night visit.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 08:07 AM
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3. Oh noes! Not Straight-Talkin' Johnny Maverick!
Why, the next thing you know, you'll be telling me that STJM is trying to evade his very own campaign finance law!
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 08:10 AM
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4. No wonder the Bush junta embraces McCain now.
I've been wondering what happened. They got their hooks into him and they have the pictures to prove it.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 08:29 AM
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5. The boys always like someone they can co-opt.
the last thing they want is some boy scout like Dennis K to make trouble for them.

It's a lot easier to deal with someone like McCain who is "flexible" in his approach to a problem.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 12:32 PM
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6. It's just politics, right?
Nothing to see here, move along.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 12:35 PM
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7. Another POS ready to fill Chimp'nDicks shoes,
Edited on Tue Feb-26-08 12:37 PM by BushDespiser12
devoid of morals and intellect.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-27-08 10:31 AM
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8. kick
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-27-08 10:50 AM
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9. Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours
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