Bush 'n' Abramoff

Despite the big fat mum from the White House on the matter, and press compliance in bipartisanizing (bipartisanitizing?) the Abramoff scandal, the preponderance of the evidence points to some pretty cozy relations between Uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Bush.

Taegan Goddard writes:

"The Bush administration conceded 'that convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff had a few staff-level meetings at the White House but refused to disclose who met with Abramoff or what they talked about..."
Said White House spokesman Scott McClellan: 'We don't get into discussing staff-level meetings.'
Yeah, I bet they don't.

Kos quotes the Texas Observer revealing some of what they "don't" discuss: "Abramoff was so closely tied to the Bush Administration that he could, and did, charge two of his clients $25,000 for a White House lunch date and a meeting with the President." (Taegan Goddard, DailyKos)

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