Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, January 19, 2006
On Day 15 of the White House’s Abramoff stonewall, Think Progress digs up this little gem. I don’t know about the picture (the hairline looks a little off to me), but honestly, if Abramoff was a member of the president’s transition team, specifically “for the Interior Department, which regulates the Indian casinos that paid Abramoff his inflated fees,” does it really matter whether the president knows him personally? Does it matter if they lunched together a thousand times or no times? Does it really bloody matter what their personal relationship was at all? Someone appointed to help with Bush’s transition into the presidency flagrantly abused his position. Does the buck stop with the president or doesn’t it? That’s the only question that needs to be asked.