Desperation, Part 1 (Of Many More To Come)

The following is an email I received this week from a friend of mine. It's about the desperate attempt by Republicans to try and link a Democrat, any Democrat to the Abramoff scandal. I have posted it, word for word. Thanks for the info Jeffro!

From the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, an article entitled "Casey's Abramoff-linked donations draw flak from GOP, Santorum".

"That exercise this week has turned up two contributions to Mr. Casey from lobbyists who worked closely with Mr. Abramoff while he was at the firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP. Officials of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and at Mr. Santorum's campaign are making an issue of $5,500 that the Democratic challenger received last year from two former employees of that law firm: Michael Smith and Edward Ayoob. Even though the contributions by both men were made more than a year after Mr. Abramoff was pressured to resign by Greenberg Traurig and at a time when both were working for new firms, the Republican campaign committee and Mr. Santorum's campaign yesterday said Mr. Casey was applying a double standard for contributions to his campaign and those to the senator's."
So let's see, both of these men had not worked with Abramoff for over a year and were employed at new firms which had no ties to Abramoff, but these were "tainted donations"? The republican desperation has worked itself into overtime here -- but I don't think it's very wise of them to start playing the seven-degrees-of-separation game with Abramoff donors, do you?
I'm guessing this is going to be the replacement for the "Buh, buh, buh, but Clinton!" response.

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