From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Framing Abramoff

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Well, Jack appears to be going down (Toledo Blade), and it appears he is willing to take others with him. He might be in the clear politically, though, as he asked for forgiveness from the Almighty – which is sure to score some points with the wingnuts.

Ney plays stupid:

In a statement today, Ney said, ?At the time I dealt with Jack Abramoff, I obviously did not know, and had no way of knowing, the self-serving and fraudulent nature of Abramoff?s activities.?

Of course the spin from the right is that Abramoff is this singular guy […]

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What Do We Expect?

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Jack Ricchiuto has a good post that I found via George. Jack argues that we can’t necessarily project our views and desires on our leaders. I gather he may be talking about corporate leadership, or maybe community leadership and not necessarily elected leadership, but my comment was that we are so often sold something that is not what we actually get – which creates the expectation divide. Modern politicians have become professionals in the game of bait and switch (see Bush and Iraq war), which leaves us with little recourse other than to wait for the next game […]

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Back From Hibernation

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I’m back from my hiatus and winter vacation. I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday break. I sure did. Now back to the grind mostly. I’m still in low productivity mode and will be probably until next week, but it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

I’ll be catching up on stuff slowly but surely this week, but first a few changes and things to tell you about.

Change – The Delaware area Drinking Liberally group is moving to second Fridays. Our next meeting will be at The Old Bag of Nails […]

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