Saturday, March 12, 2005

Silence of the Lambs

The Moose wonder who is going to be the first elephant to publicly call for the Bugman to go.

The lead story in today's Washington Post highlights more of the escapades of the Abramoff Travel Agency and Tom DeLay,

"An Indian tribe and a gambling services company made donations to a Washington public policy group that covered most of the cost of a $70,000 trip to Britain by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), his wife, two aides and two lobbyists in mid-2000, two months before DeLay helped kill legislation opposed by the tribe and the company.

"The sponsor of the week-long trip listed in DeLay's financial disclosures was the nonprofit National Center for Public Policy Research, but a person involved in arranging DeLay's travel said that lobbyist Jack Abramoff suggested the trip and then arranged for checks to be sent by two of his clients, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and eLottery Inc."

This transaction could be the grounds for yet another Ethics Committee investigation. Combined with the Federal inquiry into the Indian Gaming Scandal and the ongoing Texas prosecution of his cronies, Mr. DeLay may have some more serious answering to do.

Which prompts the question - how much water will DeLay take on before his Republican associates throw him overboard? DeLay's base in the House caucus is in the hard core right which is becoming increasingly restive over big spending and the prospect of W. capitulating over private accounts. It would be interesting if some of the old true believers break ranks because they fear that they are looking every bit as corrupt as the powers they overthrew back in '94.

The Moose is looking for a few righteous right wingers to step forward (if there are any left remaining). Perhaps, Newt, (who had no love for DeLay and was the target of a DeLay engineered coup), will be the voice of reason.

The Moose will be monitoring Fox to see if Newt will make some news!
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