Monday, April 18, 2005

Moral Equivlance?

The more I read about Jack Abramoff* the less I like him.

But this little story takes the cake, and says it all: [Jack's] uncompromising piety drove him to condemn the one Orthodox Jew in the Senate, Joe Lieberman, for securing "the tortuous death of millions" by supporting abortion rights. Mr. Abramoff's own moral constellation can be found in e-mail messages in which he referred to his Indian clients as "idiots" and "monkeys" even as he squeezed them for every last million. A previous client was Zaire's dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, who, unlike Senator Lieberman, actually was a practitioner of torture and mass murder.


* Who is Jack Abramoff? He is an Orthodox Jew, and K-Street fixer who is currently being investigated by nearly as many federal agencies as there are nights of Passover.

Aso, from the time he was introduced to Tom Delay, by Daniel Lapin, show rabbi of the Christian right, old Jack has been a wonderful help to the sleazy and embattled House Majority leader. More here here and here)