Culture Of Corruption Nails Another Victim
By Number Six
Friday, October 06, 2006 at 05:55 PM
Karl, where is my October Surprise?! What, another big, bad and embarrassing little gaff?........Oh, yes, kids, the Abramoff scandal just keeps going and going and going....!(Emphasis is me)
An aide to top White House political adviser Karl Rove resigned in the fallout over a congressional report showing many White House contacts with ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a spokeswoman said on Friday.
Last week's report by the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform Committee said Rove aide Susan Ralston had passed inside White House information to Abramoff while she was also accepting his tickets to as many as nine sports and entertainment events.
Abramoff and several associates have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud in an influence-peddling scandal and are cooperating with a federal corruption probe that has reached into the U.S. Congress.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Ralston submitted her resignation after recognizing that "a protracted discussion of these matters would be a distraction to the White House."
Yeah, no kidding, and the Pope is very Catholic, too!
I get it now, this is Rove's October Surprise! One blow after another to seal the Rethuglican fate! Doncha just love it?