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Returning Abramoff cash 'taints' tribes, Murray says
Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^
| January 21, 2006
| DAVID AMMONS
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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 109th; abramoff; americanindians; dirtymoney; pattymurray
Thats right America! They really DO think you are stupid!
Next thing you know one of these idiots will be telling us that they can not return the cash because their dog ate it.
posted on 01/22/2006 7:29:18 AM PST
(Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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.
posted on 01/22/2006 7:29:42 AM PST
("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
Thus speaketh the crooked Mommy in Tennis Shoes.
She would look great in orange, don't you think? :-)
posted on 01/22/2006 7:30:21 AM PST
(MSM and Democratic treason--fifty years and counting...)
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?
posted on 01/22/2006 7:32:47 AM PST
returning the money would taint the tribes ????
posted on 01/22/2006 7:33:02 AM PST
(Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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.
Every time I think that Patty Murray has demonstrated how dumb she is, she comes out with another lame statement which sets a new low. She wants to keep the money because she's usually skating on the edge, financially.
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.
Latest column: "On Judge Alito, the San Francisco Chronicle is Unfit to be a Newspaper"
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.
posted on 01/22/2006 7:46:29 AM PST
by Let's Roll
( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
Patty Murray is the result of an affirmative action program gone terribly wrong.
posted on 01/22/2006 8:19:01 AM PST
(Ted Kennedy's naming his dog Splash is like Jack Abramoff naming his dog Bribe.)
No, Sen. Murray is the result of ignorant voters. Unfortunately the United States is infected with them.
These politicians, in various regional places of our country, understand this and take advantage of the voters ignorance.
When I look at crooked and or hypocritical politicians first thing I blame is the electorate.
posted on 01/22/2006 8:30:10 AM PST
by rollo tomasi
(Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
Didn't she endorse OBL's child care centers, too ?
posted on 01/23/2006 11:05:00 AM PST
Sen. Murray vows to keep tainted donations for herself
posted on 01/23/2006 11:13:31 AM PST
(SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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