January 4, 2006, - 11:27 am
Lefty Sen. Carl Levin Took Abramoff $$$ . . . & Did His “Bidding” (THANKS, RUSH for reading on-air!)
By Debbie Schlussel
***RUSH LIMBAUGH just read this on his nationally syndicated radio show. THANKS, RUSH!***
The Jack Abramoff scandal is not the sole property of conservatives or Republicans. We note that today’s Detroit Free Press discusses the campaign contributions connected with him that were gladly accepted by far-left Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan) a/k/a “Millennium Combover Man.”
Today’s Detroit Free Press reports that Levin took thousands from Abramoff’s then-firm and from his client, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.
And in exchange for that, Casino Jack’s Indian tribes got a lot for their money–at least $3 million. According to the Helena Independent Record, Levin wrote a letter (with Debbie Stabenow, also a liberal Dem U.S. Senator from Michigan) urging and pressuring Sen. Conrad Burns’ Appropriations Committee to give $3 million for the Saginaw Chippewas–one of America’s wealthiest tribes (which didn’t need the money). Today’s Free Press says Levin admits he asked for the $3 mill.
Here’s what Appropriations Committee staffer Ryan Thomas told the Montana paper:
“All actions taken were in response to active requests from other senators and their delegated staff,” he [Thomas] said. “I was one of many staffers whose jobs required us to make sure we were being responsive to the requests of senators before the subcommittee. In this case (Michigan) Senators (Debbie) Stabenow and (Carl) Levin had expressed interest to the subcommittee and submitted a letter of request for the Saginaw school.”
Burns insists . . . he acted solely at the request of Michigan’s two senators, both Democrats.
So will Carl Levin return the money?
We’ve noted that Carl Levin has a strange set of priorities these days that don’t really involve the American people or even just the people of the State of Michigan, whom he’s supposed to be representing. Levin recently introduced a successful amendment to make a Canadian ice skater (and many more like her) into an immediate U.S. Citizen. Because, G-d knows, we don’t have enough good, competitive ice skating Olympic hopefuls that are already U.S. citizens. Clearly an emergency.
Plus there are those two Muslim terrorists, one of whom Levin successfully pressured the U.S. Govt. to make a citizen in the ’90s, and the one he’s trying to make a citizen–through a private bill–now. One Islamic terrorist U.S. citizen per decade seems to be the hallmark of Carl Levin’s “illustrious” career.
So, will Carl Levin be explaining the tit-for-tat Abramoff contributions and then millions for the Indian Tribe? Don’t hold your breath.
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