With all of the McCloskey is a Jew Hater crap coming from the Pombo campaign, here are a couple of additional considerations that one should be willing to use to hex the trolls.
It seems very timely that Newsweek is able to connect the dots, just when Pombo is raising his big rucus. Why is it that the Abramoff name keeps coming up with everything that sounds like a scam. Is this really the same Jack Abramoff who funnelled so much money from his clients to Richard Pombo and his RichPAC? Sure looks like it.
Just think, here is a great deal as explained by Michael Isikoff in Newsweek.
The pitch from superlobbyist Jack Abramoff was hard to resist: a good way to get access on Capitol Hill, he told his clients a few years ago, was to contribute to a worthy charity he and his wife had just started up. The charity, called the Capital Athletic Foundation, was supposed to provide sports programs and teach "leadership skills" to city youth. Donating to it also had a side benefit, Abramoff told his clients: it was a favored cause of Rep. Tom DeLay.
This is only a sidebar note, but blogger does not give me a side bar to note it on. The Capital Athletic Foundation is the Abramoff connection to John Doolittle. Doolittle's wife was a fund raiser here. Now, she is just relaxing with her 15% from Doolittle's campaign contributions. (Get that, Annette, your husband is a piker. Up your ante to 15% also.)
Well, now back to the Doolittle story.
But now, NEWSWEEK has learned, investigators probing Abramoff's finances have found some of the money meant for inner-city kids went instead to fight the Palestinian intifada. More than $140,000 of foundation funds were actually sent to the Israeli West Bank where they were used by a Jewish settler to mobilize against the Palestinian uprising. Among the expenditures: purchases of camouflage suits, sniper scopes, night-vision binoculars, a thermal imager and other material described in foundation records as "security" equipment.
As Babaloo said, why would you believe anything that Pombo says. I think that I need Rocky to explain this, though maybe Bill Moyers anticipated it all a couple of years ago in his OpEd piece, The Delusional is no Longer Marginal. But then, we know that with Pombo supporters like the Tracy Press.