I’m changing the headline on my “Abramoff Watch” posts to “Corruption Watch,” which seems a bit more appropriate. For more on the Republican lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, who has just pleaded guilty to fraud and is expected to soon begin implicating other Washington insiders, take a look at these links.
Religious Right Implicated in Widening DC Corruption Probe
Talk To Action recounts the possible involvement of anti-gay crusader Rev. Lou Sheldon, founder of the California-based Traditional Values Coalition. Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition who is now running for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, is also implicated.
The Washington Post provides a good overview of the story and the players, including Sheldon and Reed in this story and this one and this one.
AP reports that George W. Bush & House Republicans are rushing to get rid of Abramoff money.
Talking Points Café provides an overview.
The New York Times talks about “Tremors Across Washington”