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.

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Carl Levin: For Campaign $s, Helped Casino Jack Abramoff Get $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.”
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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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An aside to–Mainstream Media Gets it Wrong About Me–before i go full rant…check out the FACTS posted *Clompo* & *The_Man*
Being a native New Yorker, i am personally not under any delusion that there IS a difference between Democrats or Republicans. Tammany Hall has taught US that politricks is a scam…Bill Clinton was the premier and most successful practicioner of Reaganomics…Nobel “peace” prize winner Jimmy Carter was the most anti-Israel president in history…so the fact that Dems had their hands out for the Abramoff gravy train comes as no surprise!!!
Corruption in politics is as AMERICAN as mom’s apple pie…probably more so. Guess that old saying i used to hear as a kid–Two wrongs don’t make a right–will NOW be voided.

EminemsRevenge on January 4, 2006 at 12:32 pm

I didn’t know both of your Senators were Democarts. Sen. Levin has a uberliberal record. Why can’t the Republicans in Detroit get a contender to defeat Levin? Is the public so brainwashed there?

John Sobieski on January 4, 2006 at 1:52 pm

Interesting stuff, Debbie. One thing you somehow missed was that Republican Rep Dave Camp took (by far) the most money. The numbers:
Rep. David Camp, R-Midland, $35,500
Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Flint, $19,000
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) $5,000
Sen. Carl Levin (D), $2,000
Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, $4,000
Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, $2,000
I think that the lesson to be learned above all others from this is that MONEY AND POLITICS DON’T MIX!

farlane on January 5, 2006 at 3:28 pm

Why are they giving the money to charity and not back to the Indians they scammed? Imagine the money they donate to their charity ends up in their pockets? Oooooooooo

KOAJaps on January 8, 2006 at 5:37 pm

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