The Republicans are going with “bipartisan scandal” and “everybody does it.” Which comes down to “don’t vote.”
Here is some ammunition. In this list of Abramoff’s political donations there is not a single Democrat: NEWSMEAT – Jack Abramoff’s federal campaign contributions.
AMERICAblog has more, “That’s 229 donations and not a DIME to Democrats.” And,
I just counted, and I think this list of GOP donors and organizations is around 15 feet long. Someone on our side REALLY needs to print out this list and get in front of a camera. Hell, every single one of our pundits should have this list with them on TV and just roll it out on the table.
This is entirely a REPUBLICAN scandal, folks.
Also indicted a while back was David Safavian the Bush administration’s top federal procurement official, working in the White House. Karl Rove’s assistant Susan Ralston was previously Abramoff’s assistant. And Bush blocked a prosecutor from looking into Abramoff in 2002.
Update – Bob Geiger has more.