November 10, 2005
Slime Warner

The sputtering fuse under what remains of Bush’s administration isn’t the warmongering Scooter Libby, who will surely keep his mouth shut in return for the inevitable pardon. It’s an old Bush family tradtition, you’ll recall, with George Herbert Walker Bush pardoning all the Irangate criminals who could have testified against him.

No, Bush’s real threat comes from Jack Abramoff, the loathsome Republican fixer who, we now learn, tried to sell an audience with Dubya to the president of Gabon for $9 million. Abramoff would peddle his first-born son to child pornographers if the price was right — for instance avoiding a long jail term.

Here’s Abramoff, letting President Omar Bongo know that he wasn’t hiring some syphilitic five-dollar skank off the street corner. No, sir. Mrs. Abramoff’s little boy was top of the line pussy, and don’t try to kiss him on the lips, either:

Mr. Abramoff said he was willing to travel to Gabon to meet with [President] Bongo to discuss the contract if the government would arrange for a private plane.

“It must be on the basis by which I travel anywhere, being in a private aircraft, which bears a substantial cost unfortunately,” he said. “I am confident that we will have a long, productive and warm relationship, but good relationships are built on firm understandings at the outset.”

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 10, 2005 02:41 PM
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Absolutely, Abramoff is where the shit will hit the fan. He’s either bought, sold, or raised money through, for, or with everyone of consequence in the Publican hierarchy right now. Those on the outs with the current “leaders”, such as Trent Lott, and those who’ve managed to maintain a semblance of honesty despite those leaders, such as Chuck Hagel, might be expected to start dissing Abramoff every chance they get, to put some distance between themselves and the upcoming corruption trials, which will be much harder to avoid than the Libby trial.

Of course the rubber really meets the road at the intersection of the Abramoff and AIPAC cases.

Posted by: Chuck Dupree (Belisarius) on November 10, 2005 9:29 PM

And this is different how from the Clenis renting out the Lincoln bedroom to big liberal donors?

Posted by: Nugatory on November 10, 2005 11:16 PM
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