Sunday, January 22, 2006

Picture Shows Bush with Abramoff and Family

Time magazine has acquired a number of photographs of George W. Bush and Jack Abramoff, some including Abramoff’s sons, and some including Raul Garza Sr., chief lobbyist for the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas who has been accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from his tribe. The Bush camp has steadfastly denied that the president has ever met Abramoff.

When do the lies end? First they tell us that Abramoff was in bed with the Democrats as much as with the Republicans, and that clearly turns out to be a lie. Democratic involvement in the scandal is at most very limited and no where close to the number of people or dollars dedicated to Republican politicians.

Then we heard that this was strictly a congressional issue, and soon after began hearing about multiple meetings with White House Aides, including multiple meetings with Karl Rove. The White House keeps records of all meetings, and thus Scott McClellan has confirmed the meetings. But the White House will not disclose the number of meetings Abramoff had at the White House.

And now this. The President has definitely met Abramoff, and it appears that they have a more cordial relationship than a casual meeting. And how much more will come out before Bush will just come clean and clarify his relationship to the whole scandal? Let’s hope he comes clean soon, so we can get back to focusing on the huge issues the country faces today.

Posted by Scottage at 6:16 PM / | |