Monday, January 23, 2006

You Gotta Love the Democrats! (Part MCMXXXVI) 

I was just listening to a rebroadcast of this morning's Meet the Press, featuring Illinois Senator Barack Obama. The exchange (from memory) went something like this:

Russert: As you know, 3 million dollars of Abramoff-related money went to Republicans, and 1.5 million to Democrats. Is this a bipartisan scandal?

Obama: Well...as far as the money problem goes, it's bipartisan.

Obama continued to speak for five more minutes about the "money problem," without once correcting Russert's little joke.

I guess this is where we are.

Update: OK, here's the actual transcript:

MR. RUSSERT: You’ve been appointed, selected as the Democrats’ point man on lobbying reform in the Senate. I want to talk about Jack Abramoff and the scandal now in terms of lobbying and potential reform. According to the Center for Responsive Politics and The Washington Post, Mr. Abramoff and his clients and his associates gave about $3 million to Republicans, about $1.5 million to Democrats. Is this a bipartisan scandal?

SEN. OBAMA: Well, I think the problem of money in politics is bipartisan....

Granted, at the end of his pointlessly long-winded comment he says:

And I think Jack Abramoff and the Case Freak Project, that whole thing is a very particular Republican sin.

But so what.

[By the way, who the hell transcribed "K Street Project" as "Case Freak Project"? Weird.]


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