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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal
    ^^You think Im gonna defend that weasel? Im not. No more than you will defend this:
    Ya, I know what you mean:


    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/cheney_doc.html

    Like defending these two worthless weasels.
    George W. Bush <--- Al Qaeda's #1 Recruiter

    GWB - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"
    On Nov. 6, 1963, Laura Welch (now Bush) ran a stop sign and murdered Michael Douglas.
    republiKan values: mark foley, tom delay, jack abramoff, john rowland, duke cunningham, david safavian, bob taft, brent wilkes, james tobin, scooter libby and ernie fletcher. Poster CRIMINALS and PEDOPHILES of the repug party.
    The only two things you ever need to know about GWB:
    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - George W. Bush, 9/13/01

    "I don't know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - George W. Bush, 3/13/02

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    A Web Of Hypocrisy II: Abramoff Edition

    A Web Of Hypocrisy II: Abramoff Edition

    by Matt Margolis :: November 30, 2005 9:07 AM

    Anytime a Republican's name is mentioned in connection to embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff it becomes a story for the liberal media, and fodder for Democrats' smear campaign against the Republican Party. The truth of the matter is that even members of the Democratic Party have connections to Jack Abramoff...

    Who are these Democrats? Click the image below to see a graphic, titled A Web Of Hypocrisy II: Abramoff Edition which gives you just a small snapshot of the Democrats' hypocrisy when it comes to their attacks on Tom DeLay and Republicans for having connections to Jack Abramoff...

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Ex-GOP Official Faces Conspiracy Charge
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051207/...NlYwN5bmNhdA--
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    Looks like another gop admin official New Grand Jury in CIA Leak Case Hears From Prosecutor is gonna go down like a lead balloon:
    The CIA leak investigation returned to a more active stage yesterday as a special prosecutor presented information to a grand jury for the first time in six weeks.

    Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald's decision to enlist a new grand jury comes as he continues to investigate possible criminal charges against senior White House adviser Karl Rove. Rove faces possible legal consequences for not telling investigators for months that he had provided information about CIA operative Valerie Plame to Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper in July 2003.

    Rove disclosed the conversation only after Cooper was subpoenaed to testify about their discussions, said sources familiar with Rove's account. Rove maintains that he initially forgot about the contact, the sources said.

    Yesterday was the first time a grand jury has met to consider the case since Oct. 28, when a previous grand jury indicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff. Fitzgerald, who arrived with four deputies, an FBI agent and boxes of files, declined to comment on the three-hour session as he left the courthouse. No witnesses were seen entering the grand jury room.

    But several legal experts and sources involved in the case said Fitzgerald was probably providing the new grand jury with a primer on what has been learned in the investigation and what remains unresolved. They said the prosecutor's move into a more active probe could spell trouble for Rove, or for other people enmeshed in more recent developments in the case.

    Fitzgerald has spent two years investigating whether White House officials knowingly disclosed Plame's identity and undercover status in 2003 to discredit allegations made by her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, that the Bush administration twisted intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war.

    The term of the previous grand jury expired on the day it indicted Libby on five felony counts of lying, perjury and obstruction of justice. Fitzgerald said then that he would continue to look into lingering issues, and he privately told Rove's attorney that Rove remained under investigation.

    Two other revelations have been made since then. Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward disclosed that, unbeknown to Fitzgerald, an administration source had told him about Plame's CIA role in June 2003, before Libby allegedly disclosed similar information to another reporter. In a Nov. 14 deposition, Woodward answered questions under oath from Fitzgerald about the mid-June 2003 conversation with his source. The source, whose identity has not been revealed, had testified much earlier in Fitzgerald's investigation but did not mention the conversation, said two sources familiar with the investigation.

    Time magazine disclosed on Nov. 27 that one of its reporters, Viveca Novak, would soon answer Fitzgerald's questions about conversations she had with Rove attorney Robert Luskin in 2004. Sources familiar with the case said Luskin told Fitzgerald in October that those conversations would help buttress Luskin's argument that Rove did not intentionally conceal his contacts with reporters from the grand jury.

    Novak is scheduled to give a deposition under oath to Fitzgerald today, two sources close to the case said.

    Luskin declined to comment on the grand jury session yesterday. "What I can say is, there's been no change in Karl's status since late October," he said. At that time, Fitzgerald told Luskin that Rove remained under investigation but that he would hold off on charging him because of information Luskin had provided late that month.

    Randall D. Eliason, who headed public corruption prosecutions in the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, said Fitzgerald would not go through the trouble of repeating information to a new grand jury unless he is considering criminal charges or there are significant, potentially criminal matters he wants to resolve.

    "The fact that Fitzgerald is going through the effort to re-present is certainly a sign that the investigation is active," Eliason said.
    George W. Bush <--- Al Qaeda's #1 Recruiter

    GWB - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"
    On Nov. 6, 1963, Laura Welch (now Bush) ran a stop sign and murdered Michael Douglas.
    republiKan values: mark foley, tom delay, jack abramoff, john rowland, duke cunningham, david safavian, bob taft, brent wilkes, james tobin, scooter libby and ernie fletcher. Poster CRIMINALS and PEDOPHILES of the repug party.
    The only two things you ever need to know about GWB:
    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - George W. Bush, 9/13/01

    "I don't know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - George W. Bush, 3/13/02

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar



    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.


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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Quote Originally Posted by tucker

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.



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    You're right, I couldn't resist either.

    George W. Bush <--- Al Qaeda's #1 Recruiter

    GWB - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"
    On Nov. 6, 1963, Laura Welch (now Bush) ran a stop sign and murdered Michael Douglas.
    republiKan values: mark foley, tom delay, jack abramoff, john rowland, duke cunningham, david safavian, bob taft, brent wilkes, james tobin, scooter libby and ernie fletcher. Poster CRIMINALS and PEDOPHILES of the repug party.
    The only two things you ever need to know about GWB:
    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - George W. Bush, 9/13/01

    "I don't know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - George W. Bush, 3/13/02

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    I thought that the administration was against commenting on ANY current investigations:

    Democrats Criticize Bush For Saying DeLay's Innocent
    Democratic leaders sternly criticized President Bush yesterday for saying former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) is innocent of felonious campaign finance abuses, suggesting his comments virtually amounted to jury tampering before DeLay stands trial.

    "The president of the United States said a jury does not need to assemble, that Tom DeLay is innocent," said Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.). "To have someone of his stature, the president of the United States, prejudge a case is something I've never seen before."

    During an interview Wednesday on the Fox News Channel, Bush was asked whether he believes DeLay is innocent of the charges of money laundering and conspiracy that led to his indictment in Texas and resignation from the House Republican leadership in September. "Yes, I do," the president replied.

    That response pushed the White House on the defensive yesterday. Administration officials have repeatedly deflected questions about other legal probes -- especially Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald's inquiry into the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame's name -- by saying they could not comment on ongoing investigations. White House spokesman Scott McClellan called the apparent inconsistency a "presidential prerogative."

    "The president was asked a question and he responded to that question in the interview yesterday, and made very clear what his views were," McClellan said. "We don't typically tend to get into discussing legal matters of that nature, but in this instance, the president chose to respond to it. Our policy regarding the Fitzgerald investigation and ongoing legal proceeding is well-known and it remains unchanged."

    "Call it a presidential prerogative," he added.

    Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) fired back that Bush's comments on the DeLay investigation should free him to reveal who leaked Plame's name. Conservative columnist Robert D. Novak, who published Plame's identity in July 2003, suggested this week that Bush knows who in the White House leaked it.

    Democrats yesterday charged that Republican leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are going to extraordinary lengths to protect DeLay. Once the House adjourns for the year, it will not reconvene until the end of January, the latest reassembly since 1933, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi contends that the timing is designed to protect DeLay from a challenge to his hope of reclaiming his leadership post.
    :sc
    Jessica Boulanger, a spokeswoman for acting Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), said the proposed Jan. 31 return date is only a few days later than those of recent congresses. It is "absolutely false" to say the date was picked with DeLay in mind, she said.

    Boulanger said House members are in session unusually late this year, and need time at home. She also said the Senate will devote most of its time to a Supreme Court nomination in January, and thus the House would have little interaction with the other chamber.
    Flip...flop. So where does this administration stand regarding "ongoing investigations?"
    George W. Bush <--- Al Qaeda's #1 Recruiter

    GWB - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"
    On Nov. 6, 1963, Laura Welch (now Bush) ran a stop sign and murdered Michael Douglas.
    republiKan values: mark foley, tom delay, jack abramoff, john rowland, duke cunningham, david safavian, bob taft, brent wilkes, james tobin, scooter libby and ernie fletcher. Poster CRIMINALS and PEDOPHILES of the repug party.
    The only two things you ever need to know about GWB:
    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - George W. Bush, 9/13/01

    "I don't know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - George W. Bush, 3/13/02

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    Looks like there will be more stool pigeons that will testify against the gop:

    Abramoff Partner to Cooperate in Wire-Fraud Probe (Update1)
    Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Lobbyist Jack Abramoff's former business partner pleaded guilty in a wire-fraud case involving a Florida casino ship company and said he's willing to testify against Abramoff.

    Adam Kidan faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of wire fraud. He becomes the second former Abramoff associate in a month to agree to cooperate with investigators. Michael Scanlon agreed on Nov. 21 to aid a separate Justice Department probe in Washington involving $80 million in fees the two men got from Indian-tribe clients.

    Kidan ``is prepared to testify against anyone whom the government calls him for,'' including Abramoff, Joseph Conway, a lawyer for Kidan, said after the hearing in a Miami court.

    Kidan, 41, and Abramoff, 46, were indicted in August on six counts of wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with their $147.5 million purchase of SunCruz Casino Ltd. in 2000. Both pleaded not guilty that month, and Abramoff faces a trial in January. Kidan's sentencing is scheduled for March 1, according to U.S. District Judge Paul Huck.

    Neal Sonnett, a lawyer representing Abramoff in the Florida case, said he was preparing for Abramoff's January trial and had no further comment. Sonnett said he may seek an extension of the Jan. 9 scheduled trial date, without providing specifics.

    `More Ammunition'

    The plea agreement ``provides more ammunition for the prosecutors as they prepare for trial,'' said Kenneth Gross, a former head of enforcement at the Federal Election Commission who's now a lawyer specializing in campaign finance. ``It sounds like the house of cards is beginning to fall, but we won't know for sure until the trial.''

    Both the Florida and Washington cases involving Abramoff may ensnare U.S. lawmakers. Representative Robert Ney of Ohio, the chairman of the House Administration Committee, entered statements into the Congressional Record in 2000 supporting the takeover of SunCruz by Abramoff and Kidan.

    Scanlon, a public relations executive and one-time spokesman for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, pleaded guilty last month to conspiring to bribe Ney in the Washington case. Ney denied any wrongdoing.

    False Information

    Prosecutors allege that Abramoff and Kidan provided false information on a loan application and used a counterfeit document to mislead lenders.

    Ney, on Scanlon's suggestion, entered two statements into the Congressional Record supporting their purchase of SunCruz and criticizing its then-owner, Gus Boulis. Boulis was shot dead in 2001. Three men were arrested in September on murder charges for Boulis' killing and are awaiting trial, the Associated Press reported.

    ``Mr. Speaker, how SunCruz Casinos and Gus Boulis conduct themselves with regard to Florida laws is very unnerving,'' Ney said in a March 30, 2000, statement in the Congressional Record. ``I don't want to see the actions of one bad apple in Florida, or anywhere else to affect the business aspect of this industry or hurt any innocent casino patron in our country.''

    Ney said today he had no knowledge of Kidan's dealings with SunCruz at the time the statements were made.

    ``I had no way of knowing of the nature of Mr. Kidan's dealing with Sun Cruz as described in the court papers today,'' Ney said in an e-mailed statement. ``If Mr. Kidan conspired to commit crimes with others, I have no knowledge of that and I was certainly never part of any criminal activity.''
    Like I've said before, looks like Congress will have to change the rules and allow legislators keep their positions in prison in order for the gop to retain their majority hold.
    George W. Bush <--- Al Qaeda's #1 Recruiter

    GWB - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"
    On Nov. 6, 1963, Laura Welch (now Bush) ran a stop sign and murdered Michael Douglas.
    republiKan values: mark foley, tom delay, jack abramoff, john rowland, duke cunningham, david safavian, bob taft, brent wilkes, james tobin, scooter libby and ernie fletcher. Poster CRIMINALS and PEDOPHILES of the repug party.
    The only two things you ever need to know about GWB:
    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - George W. Bush, 9/13/01

    "I don't know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - George W. Bush, 3/13/02

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    Democrats Don't Know Jack???

    Democrats Don't Know Jack???

    “It’s very odd that Democrats at the national and state levels have sought to exploit the Abramoff matter for political gain, while in the process throwing countless congressional Democrats under the bus,’ said Brian Nick, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).” (Charles Hurt, “Dorgan Returns Abramoff Money,” The Washington Times, December 14, 2005)

    An NRSC Report Shows That Nearly 90 Percent Of Senate “Democrats Have Taken Abramoff-Related Money.” “The NRSC has begun circulating among fellow Republicans new reports showing that all but five of the chamber’s 44 Democrats have taken Abramoff-related money. In addition, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have taken more than $1.2 million, according to records provided to The Washington Times.” (Charles Hurt, “Dorgan Returns Abramoff Money,” The Washington Times, December 14, 2005)

    “The NRSC Report Is Part Of A New Counteroffensive By Republicans To Neutralize An Issue That Democrats See As Central To Electoral Gains In 2006.” (Charles Hurt, “Dorgan Returns Abramoff Money,” The Washington Times, December 14, 2005)

    “If The Democrats Are Alleging That Republicans Are Guilty Of Any Wrongdoing, They’re Sitting In The Same Boat.” “Democrats have run two television advertisements in Montana, castigating Burns for his activities on behalf of Abramoff, but as the lobbyist’s taint spreads, its political impact may dissipate, said Brian Nick, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. ‘If the Democrats are alleging that Republicans are guilty of any wrongdoing, they’re sitting in the same boat,’ he said. ‘It just becomes a nonstarter.’” (Jonathan Weisman and Derek Willis “Democrat On Panel Probing Abramoff To Return Tribal Donations,” The Washington Post, December 14, 2005)

    Tribal Clients And Associates Of Jack Abramoff Have Contributed Over $3.1 Million To Democrat Party Interests Between 1997 And 2004. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 2005)

    National Democrat Party Affiliated Committees Received Over $1.2 Million From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, www.irs.gov, Accessed April 21, 2005)

    * The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Received Over – $430,000
    * The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Received Over – $629,000
    * The Democrat National Committee (DNC) Received Over – $177,000

    Incumbent Senate Democrat-Affiliated Campaign And Leadership Committees Received Over $729,000 From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff*. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, www.irs.gov, Accessed April 21, 2005)

    40 Of The 45 Members Of The Senate Democrat Caucus:

    * Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500
    * Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500
    * Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250
    * Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000
    * Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250
    * Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765
    * Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500
    * Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950
    * Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000
    * Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500
    * Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792
    * Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300
    * Senator •••• Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000
    * Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000
    * Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250
    * Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750
    * Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000
    * Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000
    * Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250
    * Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300
    * Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550
    * Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000
    * Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000
    * Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000
    * Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830
    * Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891
    * Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550
    * Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991
    * Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168
    * Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200
    * Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500
    * Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300
    * Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500
    * Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941
    * Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000
    * Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500
    * Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300
    * Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550
    * Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250
    * Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Another CONVICTION of the gop. This one subverting voters' rights. Pathetic.

    N.H. Republican Guilty in Phone Jamming
    A jury convicted a former national Republican official of two telephone harassment charges for his role in a phone-jamming plot against New Hampshire Democrats on Election Day 2002.

    The federal jury Thursday acquitted James Tobin of a third charge, the most serious against him, of conspiring against voters' rights.

    Tobin, 45, of Bangor, Maine, was regional political director to the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the 2002 election, the year of a closely watched Senate race between Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republican John Sununu. Sununu defeated Shaheen, 51 percent to 46 percent.

    Tobin was President Bush's New England campaign chairman last year, but resigned when the allegations became known.


    He faces a maximum seven-year prison term and $500,000 in fines when he is sentenced in March. The voters' rights charge carried a potential sentence of 10 years and a $250,000 fine.

    Separately, state Democrats are pursuing a civil lawsuit, which they hope will expose knowledge or approval of the scheme by GOP officials higher than Tobin. Republicans have insisted it was conceived and executed at the state level.

    In August, the Republican National Committee acknowledged it had spent more than $722,000 to provide Tobin with lawyers from a high-powered Washington law firm. Party officials who said they ordinarily would not discuss such matters said they underwrote Tobin's defense because he was a longtime supporter and assured them he had committed no crimes.

    Tobin's lawyers had no comment after the verdict was delivered in U.S. District Court.

    For nearly two hours on Election Day 2002, hundreds of hang-up calls overwhelmed Democratic get-out-the-vote phone banks and a ride-to-the-polls line run by Manchester's firefighters union.

    The state GOP's former executive director, Chuck McGee, who admitted hatching the plot, has completed a seven-month sentence for conspiracy. After speaking with Tobin, McGee hired Allen Raymond, former president of Viginia-based GOP Marketplace LLC, to carry out the jamming. Raymond pleaded guilty to his role and hopes a five-month sentence will be reduced in exchange for his cooperation with prosecutors.

    Prosecutors say Tobin's referral revived McGee's plan when it was all but dead, and functioned as a de-facto blessing of the plot.

    "When Chuck McGee wanted someone to help him with his dirty scheme ... he went to Jim Tobin," prosecutor Andrew Levchuk told the jury Monday.

    "The moment he could have stopped the whole thing, he took the low road and didn't."

    Levchuk said he was pleased with the verdict and that the investigation continues.

    During his closing arguments, defense lawyer Dane Butswinkas hammered on Raymond's credibility, reading back numerous pages of trial testimony and accusing him lying at least 10 times, including statements that Tobin called him in mid-October 2002 to pitch the jamming idea.

    "He's making up stories right before your very eyes," Butswinkas told jurors.

    Deliberations began Tuesday and resumed Thursday, lasting until about 5 p.m.

    "I'm glad that the case has finally been resolved and I'm confident that justice was done," said Warren Henderson, state GOP chairman.

    He added, "The Republican Party of New Hampshire opposes every act of voter fraud and election abuse."

    State Democratic Chairwoman Kathy Sullivan praised prosecutors and investigators and said the conviction was telling.

    "It's been abundantly clear that the Republican culture of corruption has infected our state. I find it amazing that Mr. Tobin refused to testify under oath and risked prison to keep quiet," she said.


    Gee, and the rnc spent $722,000 to help this criminal. Gotta love how the rnc supports criminals.
    George W. Bush <--- Al Qaeda's #1 Recruiter

    GWB - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"
    On Nov. 6, 1963, Laura Welch (now Bush) ran a stop sign and murdered Michael Douglas.
    republiKan values: mark foley, tom delay, jack abramoff, john rowland, duke cunningham, david safavian, bob taft, brent wilkes, james tobin, scooter libby and ernie fletcher. Poster CRIMINALS and PEDOPHILES of the repug party.
    The only two things you ever need to know about GWB:
    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - George W. Bush, 9/13/01

    "I don't know where he is. I have no idea, and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." - George W. Bush, 3/13/02

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    Awww...poor delay, he gets delayed. No court date for 2005. Maybe he'll get lucky and the trial will occur in September 2006.

    Appeals Court Won't Speed Up DeLay Appeal
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas appeals court Thursday thwarted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's bid for a speedy trial.

    The money laundering and conspiracy case against the Republican congressman has been on hold while prosecutors appeal a judge's dismissal of some of the charges.

    DeLay's attorneys asked the 3rd Court of Appeals to speed up the appeals process by shortening the filing periods from 20 days to five days. But the court said no.

    DeLay has been pressing for a quick resolution to his case so he can regain his post as majority leader before his colleagues call for new leadership elections next month.

    The congressman is accused of illegally funneling corporate campaign contributions to GOP candidates for the state Legislature. Under Republican House rules, he was forced to step down when he was indicted.
    Sorry bug man, no special treatment for you.
    George W. Bush <--- Al Qaeda's #1 Recruiter

    GWB - "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"
    On Nov. 6, 1963, Laura Welch (now Bush) ran a stop sign and murdered Michael Douglas.
    republiKan values: mark foley, tom delay, jack abramoff, john rowland, duke cunningham, david safavian, bob taft, brent wilkes, james tobin, scooter libby and ernie fletcher. Poster CRIMINALS and PEDOPHILES of the repug party.
    The only two things you ever need to know about GWB:
    "The most important thing is for us to find Osama Bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." - George W. Bush, 9/13/01

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    I wonder how the gop will maintain a majority after Abramoff testifies against "certain" Congressmen?

    Abramoff Reportedly Negotiating a Deal in Which He Would Plead Guilty, Testify
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, facing trial on fraud charges Jan. 9 in Florida, is negotiating a possible deal with the Justice Department, in which he would agree to plead guilty and cooperate in the wide-ranging political corruption investigation focused on his dealings with members of Congress and executive branch officials, people familiar with the talks said last night.

    Abramoff would provide testimony about numerous members of Congress and their staffs if he and the Justice Department reach an agreement, the sources said. Negotiations have been ongoing for several months, people knowledgeable about the discussions said, but pressure is mounting because of the pending trial.
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Quote Originally Posted by jrhvball
    I wonder how the gop will maintain a majority after Abramoff testifies against "certain" Congressmen?

    Abramoff Reportedly Negotiating a Deal in Which He Would Plead Guilty, Testify
    Based on the facts, I'd say easily....

    Tribal Clients And Associates Of Jack Abramoff Have Contributed Over $3.1 Million To Democrat Party Interests Between 1997 And 2004. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 2005)

    National Democrat Party Affiliated Committees Received Over $1.2 Million From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, www.irs.gov, Accessed April 21, 2005)

    * The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Received Over – $430,000
    * The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Received Over – $629,000
    * The Democrat National Committee (DNC) Received Over – $177,000

    Incumbent Senate Democrat-Affiliated Campaign And Leadership Committees Received Over $729,000 From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff*. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, www.irs.gov, Accessed April 21, 2005)

    40 Of The 45 Members Of The Senate Democrat Caucus:

    * Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500
    * Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500
    * Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250
    * Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000
    * Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250
    * Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765
    * Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500
    * Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950
    * Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000
    * Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500
    * Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792
    * Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300
    * Senator •••• Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000
    * Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000
    * Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250
    * Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750
    * Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000
    * Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000
    * Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250
    * Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300
    * Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550
    * Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000
    * Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000
    * Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000
    * Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830
    * Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891
    * Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550
    * Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991
    * Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168
    * Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200
    * Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500
    * Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300
    * Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500
    * Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941
    * Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000
    * Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500
    * Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300
    * Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550
    * Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250
    * Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter
    Based on the facts, I'd say easily....
    None of your links go to that list names you quoted.
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundforbjt
    None of your links go to that list names you quoted.
    It is a collection of information from the linked sources. If you do the research on each individual listed, you will find the donations.

    Incumbent Senate Democrat-Affiliated Campaign And Leadership Committees Received Over $729,000 From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff*. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, www.campaignfinanceanalysisproject.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website, www.tray.com, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, www.irs.gov, Accessed April 21, 2005)
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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