Lobbyist Jack Abramoff will plead guilty to federal charges in Washington and Miami, clearing the way for him to cooperate in a massive government investigation of influence peddling involving members of Congress, lawyers said Tuesday.
This is going to hurt members of both parties, because corruption is a universal phenomenon. But it is going to hurt the Republicans much worse, both because they are in power and because Abramoff’s worked to install them in office along the way. Tom DeLay, whose trips with Abramoff to play golf and conveniently timed contributions will be revealed in full because of this plea deal, has got to be spinning the deeper grave being dug for his career. What a shame, eh, Tom?