This is from todays Washington Post.
Does the Right Know Jack?
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 6, 2006; 1:54 PM
This is a real test for conservative commentators.
The Jack Abramoff guilty plea this week puts the crooked lobbyist smack in the center of what could balloon into the biggest congressional scandal in decades. Abramoff happens to be a Bush Pioneer, a DeLay pal, and generally someone who was deeply embedded in the Republican power structure.
What's more, Abramoff is a symbol of a capital awash in tainted cash and legislative favors, a system that turns on golfing trips to Scotland and congressionally earmarked bridges to nowhere -- in short, a very fat target for editorial disapproval.
But even though Abramoff steered some client cash to Democrats, this is, for the moment, a largely Republican scandal. So do folks on the right unload on Jack and his enablers, or stick to the defensive party talking points?......................read on: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... s_politics