Sunday, October 16, 2005

Another Conservative Bagged in the Abramoff hunt

Also forget about Avian Flu there is an epidemic of amnesia in DC

Abramoff quietly arranged for eLottery to pay conservative, anti-gambling activists to help in the firm's $2 million pro-gambling campaign, including Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition, and the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition. Both kept in close contact with Abramoff about the arrangement, e-mails show.

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A spokesman for Reed -- now a candidate for lieutenant governor of Georgia -- said that he and his associates are unaware that any money they received came from gambling activities. Sheldon said that he could not remember receiving eLottery money and that he was unaware that Abramoff was involved in the campaign to defeat the bill.


Sheldon is Chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition. His memory might be aided by bank records since

Abramoff asked eLottery to write a check in June 2000 to Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition (TVC).



I guess he is a little fish compared to Norquist and Reed and an insignificant micro-organism compared to DeLay. However the pattern of eagerness of leaders of the Christian right to betray their alleged principles for cash might make ordinary Christian rightists think.

naaaaaa not gonna happen.

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