Sunday, January 29, 2006

Liberal Media Piles on Doolittle

This afternoon the AP reported that it had obtained documents linking Representative John Doolittle (CA-4) to Jack Abramoff.

"A California congressman who accepted campaign cash from disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and used his sports box for a fundraiser interceded on behalf of two American Indian tribes that were represented by Abramoff's firm, documents show.

GOP Rep. John Doolittle wrote Interior Secretary Gale Norton in June 2003 criticizing the Bush administration's response to a tribal government dispute involving the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. In October 2003, Doolittle appealed in a letter to the secretary for quicker action for a Massachusetts tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoag, that was seeking federal recognition.

Both tribes signed on with Abramoff's lobbying firm, Greenberg Traurig, that year. Sac & Fox hired the firm in May, the Wampanoags in November. Neither tribe appears tied to Doolittle's rural Northern California district, and Doolittle is not on the House committee that handles Indian issues."

Doolittle who claims to be against Indian gaming, in fact gambling of any kind, certainly went out of his way to lobby the Interior Department in support not only of Indian gaming, but in support of Indian gaming that was directly linked to Jack Abramoff.

More lies from the liberal media, John?