Saturday, January 28, 2006

About as equal opportunity as admission to Augusta National Golf Club

The analysis shows:

  • in total, the donations of Abramoff’s tribal clients to Democrats dropped by nine percent after they hired him, while their
    donations to Republicans more than doubled, increasing by 135 percent after they signed him up;

  • five out of seven of Abramoff’s tribal clients vastly favored Republican candidates over Democratic ones;

  • four of the seven began giving substantially more to Republicans than Democrats after he took them on;

  • Abramoff’s clients gave well over twice as much to Republicans than Democrats, while tribes not affiliated with Abramoff gave well over twice as much to Democrats than the GOP -- exactly the reverse pattern.

“It’s very hard to see the donations of Abramoff’s clients as a bipartisan greasing of the wheels,” Morris, the firm’s founder and a former investigations editor at the Los Angeles Times, told The Prospect.


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