November 27, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Speaking of everyone's favorite Jewish Republican

You know that when the casino boat line SunCruz was owned by Jack Abramoff and Adam Kidan, the company paid the men who blew away SunCruz founder Gus Boulis.

Now it turns out they also had the company pay the National Republican Congressional Committee (the House GOP election committee) $10,000 on behalf of Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH).

That was in exchange for Ney's putting anti-Boulis remarks in the congressional record that helped Abramoff and Kidan pressure Boulis to sell them SunCruz.

The guy who helped arrange Ney's anti-Boulis-trash-talking and the later pay-off was none other than Mike Scanlon, who later did public relations work for SunCruz, in addition to going into the Indian gaming bilking biz with SunCruz owner

Abramoff.Scanlon is the guy who just agreed to testify against, well ... everybody in the Abramoff cases.Complicated?

Hey, don't blame us! We didn't tell them to go out and live an Elmore Leonard novel.

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall


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