Sunday, January 29, 2006

Abramoff & Bush Meetings: What's wrong with Disclosure? 

Right-wingers have latched on to the "if you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide" argument to justify spying on Americans. Should the same argument apply to Bush's refusal to disclose his contacts with a Pioneer fundraiser, GOP lobbiest, and admitted felon? It looks like even his own party is starting to understand the need for disclosure on this issue:

Lawmakers Push Bush on Abramoff Contacts

Republican lawmakers said Sunday that President Bush should publicly disclose White House contacts with Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who has pleaded guilty to felony charges in an influence-peddling case.

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