Many of us have known for years about the culture of corruption permeating Washington politics. It’s not just a partisan slogan – Congress is bought and sold every day. The system is broken, and it’s time to fix it.
The scandal involving Jack Abramoff is starting to give us a glimpse of the scope of this mess. The GOP has lots to answer for. Republicans rode into power in 1994 thumping their chests about reform, and now it appears that Washington is as sleazy as ever.
The Justice Department should be commended. They are going after these guys in a big way. Let’s hope they get to the bottom of this mess. (Updated 1/5/06 by Gerardo Orlando)
Howard Fineman discussed the likely winners and losers in the Abramoff scandal.