Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Correction on Abramoff Story

I guess this shows that I really did make an effort to honestly root out any Democrats who personally got money from Jack Abramoff – either directly or through a Political Action Committee (PAC) – because it looks like one of the few Democrats I cited as getting money from an Abramoff-linked PAC is actually a Republican!

Reader Marilynn Murray, of Rockwall, Texas, wrote to let me know that Congressman Ralph Hall, who actually was a Democrat when he got money from the conservative Arena PAC in the 1990s, is actually part of the GOP.

"Please correct that information. That old fool used to be a sort of Democrat. Thank God he decided he is really a Republican," wrote Marilynn.

So that two percent of Arena PAC money that I said went to Democrats? It's actually less than one percent.

Hall switched parties in 2004, but it looks like he was always a Zell Miller type, going after Bill Clinton in the impeachment hearings and supporting George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004.

Thanks to Marilynn for the heads up and good riddance to Congressman Hall.