A Glimpse of the real World

Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 03:14 PM

The honor roll of major "Republican Fundraisers" 2003-2005:

Tom DeLay--Indicted in Texas, involved in the national investigation of Jack Abramoff

Michael Scanlon--Former associate of both DeLay and Abramoff, and implicated in the Abramoff investigation re Indian affairs; author of now-famous e-mail saying ""The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees. Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."

Jack Abramoff--Indicted and/or under investigation for fraud, money laundering, and a host of other potential wrongdoings

Tom Noe--subject of a three count indictment against him for allegedly laundering $45,500 into President Bush's re-election campaign; central figure in Ohio's "coingate" scandal where millions of the state's Workers' Comp funds have gone missing after being "invested" in Noe's rare cin business

John Colyandro--indicted in Texas on conspiracy and money laundering; executive director of Texans for a Republican Majority, a political-action committee founded by DeLay

Jim Ellis--indicted in Texas on conspiracy and money laundering; head of DeLay's national fundraising committee, Americans for a Republican Majority

Warren RoBold--indicted in Texas on conspiracy and money laundering; Republican fundraiser in Washington

Grover Norquist--implicated in investigations of Abramoff, possibly DeLay as well

Joe Allbaugh--widely believed to be moving force behind having Bush appoint Michael Brown to head FEMA

David Safavian--federal indictment for obstructing Senate and executive branch investigations into whether he aided Abramoff in efforts to acquire property around the nation's capital controlled by the General Services Administration

Adam Kidan--indicted along with Abramoff on fraud and conspiracy

Andrew J. Futey--Ohio Republican lobbyist fined and put on probation for role in getting state investment business for a stockbroker

Robert Brownell--charged in Wisconsin with money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail fraud

Ralph Reed--implicated in investigation of Abramoff and Indian tribes; former head of Christian Coalition

Katrina Leung--indicted by feds as spy for China

Sherry Schultz--indicted in Wisconsin for role in scheme to fundraise for two state representatives while paid by state

?????The Party of Moral Values?????
Significant accomplishments of the last three 2-term Republican presidents:

Richard Nixon--Watergate

Ronald Reagan--IranContra

George W. Bush--"Iraqgate" Manipulation of intelligence, "cronygate" appointment of Michael Brown to FEMA, David Safavian to federal procurement, Gail Norton to Dept. of Interior, and on and on