December 19, 2005


Montana Sen. Max Baucus, ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, is donating $18,892 he once got from Abramoff's clients and associates to seven tribal colleges in his state. The committee is part of a wide-ranging congressional investigation of Abramoff's activities.

Included in the total is an estimated $1,892 that was never reported for the use of Abramoff's skybox at the MCI (NASDAQ:MCIP) Center in downtown Washington, D.C., in March 2001. . . .

North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan, ranking Democrat on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, returned $67,000 in donations earlier this month. That committee is also investigating Abramoff.

Somebody was complaining that I haven't paid enough attention to Abramoff. Hope this makes 'em happy!