At Political Animal…
Some math … then,
So: Indian tribes usually give most of their money to Democrats, while Abramoff clients — and only Abramoff clients — give most of their money to Republicans. Coincidence? I think not.
Surely some enterprising reporter could do this kind of simple analysis for all of Abramoff’s tribal clients?
Update – Thanks to Atrios, this at TPM Cafe, One More Look at the Washington Post Clown Show…,
Washington Post reporter Susan Schimdt, February 22, 2004: “Under Abramoff’s guidance, the four tribes — Michigan’s Saginaw Chippewas, the Agua Caliente of California, the Mississippi Choctaws and the Louisiana Coushattas… have loosened their traditional ties to the Democratic Party, giving Republicans two-thirds of the $2.9 million they have donated to federal candidates since 2001, records show…”
And the late David Rosenbaum, New York Times reporter, April 3, 2002, page A1: “Mr. Abramoff says he represents only those [clients] who stand for conservative principles…. ”All of my political work,” he said, ”is driven by philosophical interests, not by a desire to gain wealth.”…
So the Post’s reporters have printed the facts, and management ignores those facts and spreads the lie that the Abramoff scandal involved Democrats as well as Repubicans and therefore “they all do it” which is a strategic narrative leading to the conclusion “don’t bother to vote.” It look smore and more like the self-described “Leninist” conservative movement has infiltrated the Washington Post now.