Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Bad Seed

In a recent and exhaustive cover story on the Jack Abramoff scandal, Time reporter Karen Tumulty tosses in this chestnut from the lobbyist's distant checkered past:

"Jack Abramoff's first venture into politics was probably a clue that the future superlobbyist had a rather flexible view of the rules: he was disqualified in his 1972 race for president of his Beverly Hills elementary school, after a teacher discovered he had violated the school's campaign spending limits by serving hot dogs at an election party."

Rhetorical question:When do you know you're in deep, deep shit? When the media starts combing through your grade school years.

Maybe there really was something to all those teachers and principals who said this was going on your "permanent record."


At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Dr. Pants said...

"Abramoff would have had a twin brother, records show, but he illegally re-routed the internal food source provided by his own mother, resulting in his brother's stillborn death."

At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


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