During his Sixty Minutes interview, I was not surprised to see that Abramoff was his usual likeable and articulate self. I was surprised, however, that Abramoff responded to his interviewer, Leslie Stahl, with almost "junkie pride."
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.
The Tom DeLay money laundering trial is coming to a close in Austin. Comeuppance is nigh. In 2002, DeLay's PAC sent a check for $190,000 to the RNC, which in turn delivered it to seven Texas candidates.
The smoke signals being sent up locally going into the 2010 midterms all point to systematic failure on the part of the governing party. And yet, when has a party ever been returned to power so soon after destroying the lives of so many people?