The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Ney one to keep an eye on in Abramoff-Scanlon
One of the chestnuts of 2004 election coverage was the mania of the media to include in any report of GOP misstatements a note of some stretcher of the Dems .
It's tempting to view any reference to Dem Rep Bob Ney of Ohio in a similar light: yes, the guy was part of the plan of A&S to open up the Tiguas' Speaking Rock Casino that they'd helped Ralph Reed shut down a year or two earlier .
But perhaps he really was a mere dupe, as Ney himself alleges. Or perhaps not: one reads, for instance, that a former Ney chief of staff, Neil Volz, was employed by lobbyists Greenberg Traurig (of which Abramoff was a partner) on the Tiguas' account. Coincidence?
I've not looked more than superficially at Ney's role in the farrago - but I have a feeling his time may come.
(He's quaking - believe me...)
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