House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Republicans had created "one of the most closed, corrupt congresses in history" and urged the House ethics committee to investigate GOP lawmakers linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.How many MSM will note that Nancy herself took $3,000 from Abramoff? Certainly not AP in this report.
In her career, Pelosi has raised $5.5 million, about half from PACs. Read her top industries and wonder about influence: Unions $2,485,350, lawyers $364,275, lobbyists $164,419, "women's issues" $142,628. Thus far in 2006, Pelosi has gotten more money from DC than from her district. Her totals include over $100,000 of incomplete or undisclosed contributions according to my source for her contribution totals.
No one's saying Nancy did anything illegal in accepting these contributions. But then, how many of those who took money from Abramoff thought it was tainted?