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DNC new web spot links McCain to tainted Abramoff via Ralph Reed

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Script

VOICEOVER: "On the campaign trail, John McCain claims that he fought to expose Jack Abramoff and his corrupt cronies..."

MCCAIN: "And I led the investigation."

VOICEOVER: "It was a scandal that rocked the country, linking all the way to the Bush White House and Republicans in Congress, sending two former Republican Congressmen to prison.

"But, now, desperate to raise campaign cash to run more negative attack ads, John McCain is cozying up to Jack Abramoff's cronies.

"Ralph Reed, a key business partner of Jack Abramoff helped the convicted former Republican lobbyist launder 2 million dollars through a front group to finance a gambling campaign.

"Now, Ralph Reed has signed up to raise money for John McCain. Reed has even been appointed to McCain's Victory 2008 Team.

"Ralph Reed's murky connections to Jack Abramoff run so deep, it cost him a race for Lt. Governor in Georgia.

"While most people now see Ralph Reed as a tainted man raising tainted money, John McCain sees him as a source of campaign cash.

"John McCain - more of the same old politics."

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5 Comments

The DNC has made fools out of themselves(again).

Trying to stretch and tie Abramoff to McCain is silly. Obama knows Ted Kennedy but that doesn't mean you can blame Obama for the death of the lady that Teddy Kennedy dumped in the drink!

Excellent!
Now if Pelosi and gang can only explain WHY WE"RE NOT IMPEACHING THESE CRIMINALS?
Maybe we don' have the numbers---at least SAY WHY.

McCain's association with anti-abortionist bigot Ralph Reed fits perfectly with his management by the Karl Rove team of the Big Lie and Smear. These handlers have muzzled McCain so he can no longer make a fool of himself in front of reporters on his bus. They have cut way back on his favorite platform, the Town Hall, because he can't answer the questions. Having Reed on board cements him with the religious right and provides another reactionary mouthpiece for his ugly campaign. Maverick? Straight-talker? - what a joke! He is nothing more than addled old hack who has turned over his campaign to the worst elements in US politics. Why? Because he is incompetent.

Ralph Reed was Southeast chairman of the Bush/Cheney '08 campaign.

Before that he was responsible for the false anti-gambling insurgencies he scared in return for payment by Abramoff through Scanlon!

Georgia and Florida were part of his jurisdiction!

Ralph Reed was Southeast chairman of the Bush/Cheney '08 campaign.

Before that he was responsible for the false anti-gambling insurgencies he scared in return for payment by Abramoff through Scanlon!

As Bush/Cheney '08 southeast chairman, Georgia and Florida were part of his jurisdiction!

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