Sunday, October 16, 2005
Values or Value Added???
Looks like the only "values" these folks believe in are Franklin ($100), Grant ($50), Jackson ($20)...|
Abramoff quietly arranged for eLottery to pay conservative, anti-gambling activists to help in the firm's $2 million pro-gambling campaign, including Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition, and the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition. Both kept in close contact with Abramoff about the arrangement, e-mails show. Abramoff also turned to prominent anti-tax conservative Grover Norquist, arranging to route some of eLottery's money for Reed through Norquist's group, Americans for Tax Reform.Remember, it's for the Children - and to support our troops in Iraq - and to keep the terrorists from winning...
At one point, eLottery's backers even circulated a forged letter of support from Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R).
Source: Washington Post How a Lobbist Stacked the Deck Oct. 16, 2005.