Skip to comments.Returning Abramoff cash 'taints' tribes, Murray says
Posted on 01/22/2006 7:27:26 AM PST by baystaterebel
OLYMPIA -- Sen. Patty Murray said Friday that returning contributions from Indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff would "taint" the tribes.
The state's senior senator, a Seattle Democrat, said there was nothing wrong with accepting more than $40,000 in campaign donations from out-of-state tribes represented by the disgraced lobbyist.
Abramoff's excesses have been halted, and Congress is considering myriad ethics reforms, she said.
The donations, from 1999 to 2005, placed Murray second among Senate Democrats and ninth overall in the Senate, according to records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, D.C., organization that tracks money in politics.
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Next thing you know one of these idiots will be telling us that they can not return the cash because their dog ate it.
Paging Mara Liason...
I am glad that the tribes found a way to make money, but...this money is tainted by default. It is a stupid tax at best. Whenever Dims want to get money into the government, it is either: Raise taxes, or: build casinos or make a lottery.
Hmmm, isn't Senator Murray the one who told schoolchildren that Osama Bin Laden was beloved in the Muslim world because of the day care centers he builds?
returning the money would taint the tribes ????
Osama bin Laden builds day care centers Patty Murray(D WA)
It's like returning something to someone who does not want it returned.
Wasn't there a Seinfeld issue which looked at this issue from the other side. And it involved a cigar statue.
However, you have to get up on the stupid side of the bed to offer this justification for keeping the money. Even with corrupt election officials around Seattle, enough Washington State residents should wake up and smell the coffee to knock this box of rocks out of the Senate.
Well, Patty, you could do as several - all pubs I believe - have already done and give your "bribe" to charity.
Although my local rep gave hers to the Boy Scouts, you would probably prefer some islamic organization so they could build more daycare centers for their burgeoning population of career women to patronize.
Patty Murray is the result of an affirmative action program gone terribly wrong.
Didn't she endorse OBL's child care centers, too ?
Sen. Murray vows to keep tainted donations for herself
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