Friday, February 10, 2006

Picture This: Jack Abramoff And George Bush Walk Into A Bar…

Ever since Jack Abramoff was indicted on federal fraud and conspiracy charges, much of Washington, D.C. has been quaking in its loafers.

Dishonest Abe was a well-connected lobbyist; indeed it seems a new link between him and an important political figure is exposed each day.

Perhaps none is as significant as the revelation that Dishonest Abe, the poster-boy for Republicant corruption, counts President Bush as one of his pals.

Since then,
photos of Incurious George and Dishonest Abe together at a number of White House functions have been much-sought-after and much-talked-about, but rarely seen.


The White House won’t release their photos. What have they got to hide? We already know the two have met.

Some outlets have posted descriptions of photos, but it’s a funny thing about pictures – you really have to see them. Somehow the imagination just never does them justice.


Bush initially tried to deny any memory of Dishonest Abe, but when that tactic became no longer possible to sustain, the White House – which had promised a “thorough report” on alleged connections to the disgrace lobbyist – began to say they didn’t talk about such matters.

Yesterday's release of emails from Dishonest Abe detailing his ties to Bush tightened the thumbscrews on the president.

Even some
Republicants have called for Bush to fess up about his Abramoff connections, but thus far he's hemmed and hawed.

Bush is in part afraid photos of he and Dishonest Abe will be used by his party’s enemies for political gain. He’s right; even though he’ll be leaving office after this term, the photos will still find their way into election-time ads. They will connect Abramoff to Bush and Bush to “Politician X” to show the latter's connection to corruption.


So be itwe all have to choose our friends wisely.

It’s surprising that even in this instant information age the Dishonest George/Dishonest Abe pictures still haven’t made the rounds. But they will sooner or later (I keep hearing a drum roll for some reason). When they do, I’ll take two 8x10’s and a dozen wallet-sized, please.

Or, maybe we should fear those images being released. If they are, the Republicant faithful may go on a public rampage, burning media offices and calling for the beheading of liberals. Hey, it wouldn’t be the first time they became irrational in the defense of their Dear Leader.


15 comments:

infinitesimal said...

http://www.neonbubble.com/a/jack-abramoff-george-bush-photos


they are fake, but good fakes, and funny.

Pete Bogs said...

thanks! I especially like the "Brokeback Beach" picture... Dishonest Abe had better lay off the cake, though, if he wants to keep that physique...

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

Bogs, I am happy to link to you. I really enjoy your blog and it is a must stop for me daily. I hope others find you. If you haven't looked at the patches the horse video it is really good. wait til you see the BEER segment!

I am leaving on vacation now -about to roll out, but my girlfriend Freya is going to take over sparringk9 for a while.

BTW,

you might be surprised what the editors over at the american conservative are saying about the situation you have covered in todays post. remember conservatism does not always=republican. Remember the reference to Rand. Cya Pete!

thanks for stopping by the yard today

/grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Pete Bogs said...

thanks... have a good trip... I know how you guys love driving down the road with the windows open and your tongue hanging out!

L8R

Pete Bogs said...

"remember conservatism does not always=republican"

Republicants have hijacked and bastardized the concept of conservatism... very few of them follow the actual tenets... we need more political variety in this country... a "conservative party," so-named, exists in many other countries... those who are for small gov't, etc. should bolt from the GOP, who've ruined their reputation, and create their own competing party...

Hellpig said...

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder and DEMS are sandal licking Socialists

Reverend X said...

Hellpig,
Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

Only the insane have strength enough to prosper.
Only those who prosper truly judge what is sane.

DEMS are sandal licking Socialists

And leave my sex life out of this!!



Pete,
Linking is good. Linking is fun. Resistance is friction. Friction is better when done with someone. Yes, you are linked.

Hellpig said...

you talk and talk yet you say nothing.

case rested!

rusty shakelford said...

Its hard to find the Clarity Amid The Muck on this site. Poster-boy for "Republicant" corruption indeed. Two of the democrats that are exposing this corruption had to give back about 85k and they are not alone on the democrat side. If the Clinton fund raising indiscretions didn't raise the public eyebrow I don't this little league scandal will. Nice try though

rusty shakelford said...

Ohh hey in order to settle this, my boss has a picture of himself and the President. I just ask him to give GW a call and get to bottom of this.

Zya said...

you know, this might soon become a daily stop for me... I am enjoying reading this stuff immensely.

Pete Bogs said...

Clinton's not president anymore... you guys got him impeached - congrats... and two democrats vs. most of the GOP, including its leadership, is no comparison...

thanks, z...

rusty shakelford said...

I think if your going to talk about illegal fundraising the Clinton administration is a very relevant historical comparison. Even looking at the Hillary Clinton's adventures in fundraising and the lack a attention that gets compared to this shows a double standard. On top of that Jack Abramoff did business with democrats and that gets little or no attention, once again a double standard.
Congress should be calling for and end to all lobbying as we know it, not just from the Republican side.

Pete Bogs said...

agreed, Rusty... lobbying is a questionable practice all around... those of us with modest wallets can't compete with those lobbyists for our own lawmakers' attention... that's wrong... it ought to be severely limited... actually detailed my ideas on how in an earlier blog, but I'll have to find it...

Pete Bogs said...

here are my suggestions for reforming the current lobbyist situation:

http://blogdebogs.blogspot.com/2006/01/ethic-cleansing.html