Friday, March 10, 2006

Norton-Abramoff-McCain Connection

Interior Secretary Gale Norton just handed in her resignation.

She said the reasons had nothing to do with anything except she just wanted to refocus her life on the private sector.


So, does any of this sound like a good reason to go....

...."last year, Norton's name came up during an investigation into lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was accused of bilking Indian tribes out of millions of dollars while they sought favorable Interior Department decisions on casinos.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee uncovered e-mails suggesting a one-time Norton associate, Italia Federici, tried to act as a conduit for Abramoff, helping arrange meetings with Norton or her former top deputy and passing information back and forth.

Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, however, said he found no evidence that Norton had done anything wrong."

Hot potato, hot potato!! Time to leave dodge.

Also news to me that McCain chairs the Indian Affairs Committee. Whoops!

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