In the last couple of months I've taken an interest in American politics. Why? A) because I watch the Daily Show
when I'm bored and B) it's such a fucking circus on top of Capitol Hill. For those Aussies who aren't familar with American politics it basically comes down to two parties: the very conservative Republicans (usually pro-military, Fundamentalist Christian, free-market advocate types) and the not so conservative Democrats (pro-welfare, and most things Republicans hate, I think). In short: Clinton a Democrat, Bush a Republican.
Firstly, a warrant is issued last October for Texas Republican Senator Tom Delay
for running a not-so-legit political donation operation or 'money laundering' as some might say. Tisk, tisk. Would Jesus approve? Secondly, assitant to Vice-President Cheney and presidential advisor, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
is indicted for obstruction of justice and perjury. Tisk, Tisk. Not looking good for the ole Republicans.
Now, we have Republican attorney and lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleading guilty
before a federal judge to one charge each of conspiracy, mail fraud and tax evasion. And this little piggy is gonna squeal apparently:
Now it is likely that Abramoff will help federal prosecutors go after as many as 20 members of Congress -- expected to be mostly Republicans but likely a few Democrats as well.
"This is going to grow and multiply," said Bill Mateja, a former top official in the Bush Justice Department who is now a Dallas lawyer. "If I were on Capitol Hill, I would be shaking in my boots. Because if anyone knows where the skeletons are buried, it's Jack Abramoff."
I hope they grill these corrupt clowns, Republican or Democrat (though mainly Republican;). Entertaining times are bound to ensue.