Seeing as he’s an outspoken social conservative, some folks were surprised to find out that one of the largest contributors to Rep. Roy Blunt’s (R-Mo.) political action committee last year was a businessman who made his fortune in the 1990s off the phone-sex business. --Kinky Money by Mary Ann Akers, Jan. 25, 2006
Roy Blunt’s PAC recently donated over 8,000 dollars in contributions it had received from Jack Abramoff. We now know that Jack Abramoff is a Republican lobbyist who recently has pled guilty on three felony counts involving fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. Was Roy Blunt one of those officials? Roy Blunt wrote letters that assisted Abramoff clients and at the same time accepted money from them. Blunt and indicted congressman Tom Delay have swapped money between their political committees. They also frequently have met with Abramoff’s lobbying team. They coauthored a letter in support of an Indian Tribe that is the primary focus of the Abramoff criminal investigation. Clearly there is ample evidence to raise suspicion of Blunt’s activities. I would, if not for Blunt’s history, be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. Blunt is well known for attempting to insert a provision in a law that greatly would have assisted financially a benefactor of his (a corporation for which his ife and son were lobbyists) and attempted to do so secretly. Any look at FEC records regrding contributions from Abramoff make it clear as conservative commentator Rich Lowery had enough integrity to note: that this is “a Republican scandal” and that “any attempt to portray it otherwise is misdirection.” To minimize the seriousness of the Abramoff scandal by using playground semantics like “but Johnny did it, too” is a part of the problem. It is time for the party of “personal responsibility” to focus that principle inward instead of taking aim on impoverished clinically depressed single mothers on welfare.
Roy Blunt is a corruption cronyism clone and has been training under DeLay's tutorage so he can keep the corruption going even if orders come from DeLay's jail cell. If the Gambini (whatever mob) Family can do it, why not this crime family?
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