TPM Reader EC
makes a good point ...
Since Reid received $5000 from Abramoff, there seems to be a tendency for som (you know who) to say "both sides are guilty", using that "transgression" to tar all with the same brush. Some on our side, sensing the foolishness of this may be inclined to say "Let's hang them all, if Reid took the money he must be a crook, too."
Reid's motiviations are totally "innocent", however. Representing Nevada, he could not politically support the opening of new casinos and was, indeed, probably required as a condition of reelection to do everything he could to prevent such an result. Abramoff probably had a computer program automatically dispensing contributions to those who opposed the new Indian casino permits, which Reid independantly had great incentive to do.
Stick up for Harry.
Republicans can slink away from the K Street Project they've been bragging about and growing fat off for ten years. We'll delve deeper into it.