Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Daniel Plays Dumb

According to the Seattle Times, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, head of Toward Tradition*, says he was an innocent dupe in GOP-Jack's influence peddling scandal
Rabbi Daniel Lapin confirmed Sunday it was his foundation, Toward Tradition, that took $50,000 from two Abramoff clients and, at Abramoff's suggestion, used it to hire the [wife of Tom Delay's aid] to organize a conference for the group.

Lapin said he and his board had no idea the money was part of Abramoff's vast scheme to influence Congress and, in this case, stop bills to raise postal rates and ban online lotteries.
No idea! Sure. How was Daniel supposed to know that the man who asked him to forge credentials would be involved in something dishonest?"

(*Toward Tradition makes its money sucking up to Christians, sort of like Cross Currents but with better revenue)