spook of the ozarks

unapologetic liberal

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Just before KNWA abruptly cut to church with 10 minutes left in "Meet The Press":

One-third of Abramoff's money went to Democrats.

They desperately want some of this GOP scandal to be bipartisan. Abramoff gave zero to Democrats. His tribal clients gave about a third of their donations to Democrats after they hired Abramoff, reversing their previous pattern of giving. Accepting donations from Indian tribes is not scandalous.
For example:

The Saginaw Chippewas gave $500,500 to Republicans between 2001 and 2004 and $277,210 to Democrats, according to a review of data compiled by Dwight L. Morris & Associates, a Bristow, Virginia-based company that tracks campaign-finance reports. Between 1997 and 2000, the tribe gave just $158,000 to Republicans and $279,000 to Democrats.


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