January 31, 2006

FOLLOW THE MONEY?

Sen. Harry Reid has been found with his hands in the Abramoff cookie jar. But is the problem too many lobbyists buying influence or that there is too much influence to buy?

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, hoping like most Democrats that charges of corruption and the depiction of Republicans as the party of Jack Abramoff will help them retake the House or Senate or both, said on “Fox News Sunday”: “No Democrat delivered anything, and there’s no accusation and no investigation that any Democrat ever delivered anything to Jack Abramoff.”

Ah, but there is, as host Chris Wallace dutifully pointed out.

I’m on record as saying this is primarily a Republican scandal, but the more the Democrats try to pretend it’s nothing but, the worse they look. They can’t seem to help overplaying their hand every time.