Sunday, March 26, 2006

In Jack's Line of Fire

Who's Sorry Now?

Our DC insider tells us that, despite the brave face from GOP members caught willingly or unwillingly in Jack's greedy web, people are very sorry they ever got involved with our favorite wannabe gangsta. Forget the money. Maybe his (ill-fitting) Al Capone get-up WAS a signal that mob activity in the form of mysterious deaths and disappearances is in your future. Hmmmm. Ya think?

We've heard that people are literally shaking in their boots with fear. Just Friday: Ex-lobbyist says he knows nothing about slaying of casino boss A judge has approved subpoenas for former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and an ex-business partner to answer questions about the mob-style slaying of the owner of a gambling fleet they bought. (CNN here)

Folks, this is serious stuff. And we maintain this is the REAL motivation behind all the sudden desire to sing like a canary descending on folks involved.

Here's today's installment:

(WaPo here)A top adviser to former House Whip Tom DeLay received more than a third of all the money collected by the U.S. Family Network, a nonprofit organization the adviser created to promote a pro-family political agenda in Congress, according to the group's accounting records.

DeLay's former chief of staff, Edwin A. Buckham, who helped create the group while still in DeLay's employ, and his wife, Wendy, were the principal beneficiaries of the group's $3.02 million in revenue, collecting payments totaling $1,022,729 during a five-year period ending in 2001, public and private records show.