Saturday, May 06, 2006

Tripping down memory lane

Well, we haven't heard much about Tom DeLay, lately. Normally, that in itself is blessed, unless, of course, the news happens to be something like this:
Prosecutors have e-mails showing Rep. Tom DeLay's office knew lobbyist Jack Abramoff had arranged the financing for the GOP leader's controversial European golfing trip in 2000 and was concerned "if someone starts asking questions."


The e-mails obtained by The Associated Press show DeLay's staff asked Abramoff - not the advocacy group - to account for the costs that had to be legally disclosed on congressional travel forms. DeLay's office was worried the group being cited as paying the costs might not even know about them, the e-mails state.
But this is the funny part:
Abramoff's credit card bills show the lobbyist initially charged tens of thousands of dollars in air fare for DeLay's trip to his American Express card. Cullen [DeLay's lawyer] said he believes the lobbyist consulted with an ethics expert before making the payments.
I'd say Abramoff might want to look into getting a refund for services rendered.


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