Monday, March 27, 2006

"Thanks for not saying I'm doing a heckuva job."


AP/Evan Vucci

Conrad Burns in tight with Abramoff.

In a recent Vanity Fair article, Abramoff was quoted as saying, "Every appropriation we wanted from Sen. Conrad Burns' committee we got."

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For his part, Burns has said he wishes Abramoff had never been born. But now it's Burns who is fighting for his political life. He faces a Republican primary challenger in the Montana Senate race. Burns' Democratic opponents have pulled even or passed him in public opinion polls, and he's been forced to defend himself in campaign ads.

In one such ad, Burns says, "I don't know who Abramoff influenced, but he didn't influence me."


Wow. Lookit all the chickens coming home to roost.