Tuesday, January 17, 2006
White House Silent on Abramoff Meetings
The White House is refusing to reveal details of tainted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's visits with President Bush's staff.Good evening, friends. Have been occupying myself with Diner Dash (unfortunately) instead of doing art or whatever. It is a magnificent game with no blood spilled whatever. Those who know me know I'm often eager to slaughter video villagers and alien monsters alike, so this is high praise.
Abramoff had "a few staff-level meetings" at the Bush White House, presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said Tuesday. But he would not say with whom Abramoff met, which interests he was representing or how he got access to the White House. [ed. can anyone say (or spell) subpoena?]
Since Abramoff pleaded guilty two weeks ago to conspiracy, mail fraud and tax evasion charges in an influence-peddling scandal, McClellan has told reporters he was checking into Abramoff's meetings. "I'm making sure that I have a thorough report back to you on that," he said in his press briefing Jan. 5. "And I'll get that to you, hopefully very soon [ed. like when hell freezes over, I bet. meeting on the 5th. today is 17th. you do the math.]."
American Idol starts tonight. Must go get snacks.
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