I am willing to bet that I won’t type this sentence again any time soon: I agree with the National Review’s Rich Lowry. Today, he broke down the Republican efforts to paint the Abramoff affair as a ‘bipartisan scandal’. He writes:
Abramoff is a Republican who worked closely with two of the country’s most prominent conservative activists, Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed. Top aides to the most important Republican in Congress, Tom DeLay (R., Tex.) were party to his sleazy schemes. The only people referred to directly in Abramoff’s recent plea agreement are a Republican congressmen and two former Republican congressional aides. The GOP members can make a case that the scandal reflects more the way Washington works than the unique perfidy of their party, but even this is self-defeating, since Republicans run Washington.
It’s too bad for the Senator for the Saginaw Chippewas that he can’t see that, and good news for Montana.