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1/15/2006

Wasting time, writing letters

My letter to the Post's ombudsman:

Ms. Howell:

From your column today, 1/15/06:

Schmidt quickly found that Abramoff was getting 10 to 20 times as much from Indian tribes as they had paid other lobbyists. And he had made substantial campaign contributions to both major parties.

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Jack Abramoff gave nothing to Democrats. He did not make substantial contributions to both major parties, he made contributions to the Republican Party and the Republican Party alone.

Receiving campaign contributions from tribes is not illegal, receiving campaign contributions from tribes Jack Abramoff has cheated is not illegal.

This is not high level intellectual stuff.

The actual statement you've made in this paragraph quoted above is simply false.

Beyond that, to demonstrate that Democrats (as a group), or a Democrat is/are guilty of something requires more than proving that Jack Abramoff is guilty of something or that the GOP is complicit in something.

I'm sitting in Wisconsin, not on Wisconsin Ave. NW, I can figure this out. It shouldn't be beyond the ken of the Washington Post, the ombudsman for the Post's readers or Susan Schmidt.

Thank you.

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