I liked him. And I wasn't alone -- not even close. Here was a guy who'd been about as bad as you can be with a tie on, and he seemed to have come around. Sure, it had taken prison to get him there, but so what?
When NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks of corruption and conspiracy, he knows what he's talking about. After all, two high-profile and powerful members of the NRA Board of Directors were involved in the biggest American political corruption scandal of the last decade.
In politics, if your boss crosses the line then it's ultimately your career that suffers. It's called being "Abramoff'd", and it's what happened to me while working for Ralph Reed, despite that my hands are clean.
After conducting an investigation, I concluded that Jack Abramoff did not defraud his tribal clients, did not bribe any elected or appointed federal officials, and did not corrupt the political process.