Thursday, December 29, 2005

Captain Jack

.."Everybody lost their minds," recalled a former congressional staffer who lobbied with Abramoff at Preston Gates. "Jack was cutting deals all over town. Staffers lost their loyalty to members -- they were loyal to money."
A senior Preston Gates partner warned him to slow down or he would be "dead, disgraced or in jail." Those within Abramoff's circle also saw the danger signs. Their boss had become increasingly frenzied about money and flouted the rules. "I'm sensing shadiness. I'll stop asking," one associate, Todd Boulanger, e-mailed a colleague...

MSNBC has a very lengthy article on uber lobbyist, frum yid, Jack Abramof, "The Fast Rise and Steep Fall of Jack Abramoff. How a Well-Connected Lobbyist Became the Center of a Far-Reaching Corruption Scandal".
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 8:16 AM


Anonymous aron feldman said...

First rule of Washington

Be nice to people on the way up
because you will meet them on the way down

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope we never have a similar chillul Hashem in Lakewood. The way the vaad and the yeshiva is operating, I'm worried.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

Frum people should minimize their political dealings.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Gansura said...

He doesn't deserve to be called a frum Yid. I'd reserve the term for those that care as much about their observance of bain adum l'chaveiro as they do bain adum l'makom.

9:35 PM  

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