UPDATED: Bush-Abramoff pics found

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UPDATE: Shorter Dan Bartlett (White House Counselor): Uhh, yeah, okay, so there are photos of the president with Jack Abramoff that we refused to comment on until you found them... but, they're, you know, a coincidence.

He actually called them a "coincidence," an unusually pathetic move -- even for the Bush White House.


This is nearly like having your date or boss say: You know, I've been meaning to talk to you about this thing. It's, that, well... forget it. And there you are, dropped from an emotional cliff.

Patience. This one's only a matter of time (pun very much intended).

Taegan Goddard writes:

"Time magazine has seen five photographs of Jack Abramoff and President Bush 'that suggest a level of contact between them that Bush's aides have downplayed.'"
Which is good, because: At the White House Press briefing on 1/17/06, McClellan was asked about the details of meetings between White House officials and Abramoff and said "I don't get into discussing staff-level meetings. [...] ...If you've got something specific, I'll be glad to take a look into it."

Guess what? Time mag:
"While the magazine's source 'refused to provide the pictures for publication, they are likely to see the light of day eventually because celebrity tabloids are on the prowl for them. And that has been a fear of the Bush team's for the past several months: that a picture of the President with the admitted felon could become the iconic image of direct presidential involvement in a burgeoning corruption scandal-like the shots of President Bill Clinton at White House coffees for campaign contributors in the mid-1990s.'"
That's funny, I thought it was intimate shots with Lewinsky that did him in... (PoliticalWire)

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