“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” ~Jack Abramoff, March 2006
Ralph Reed, boy-king of the Christian right. Killer quote, from a letter from Ralph to Jack, 1998: “I need to start humping in corporate accounts! . . . I’m counting on you to help me with some contacts.” We’re thinking James Spader or Kevin Bacon. Though for a sleaze factor, it’s hard to beat Jason Bateman.
Grover Norquist, the President and Founder of the non-profit Americans for Tax Reform– which he used to wash money for Jack Abramoff and Ralph Reed. Though Phillip Seymour Hoffman seems ripe for the part, others have suggested Seth Rogen. Thoughts?
business associate “Evil elf” Michael Scanlon. It looks like Hayden Christensen of Star Wars fame has been signed to play Scanlon. But we think they could do better. Tobey Maguire or Christopher Guest certainly deserve an audition.
Former (indicted) Republican Congressman from Texas and Abramoff supporter Tom DeLay. Said Abramoff of Delay: “We would sit and talk about opera. We would sit and talk about golf.” The fact is, Oliver Platt would make the perfect Delay, but ubiquitous character actor Spencer Garrett has reportedly already accepted the role.
Former senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) lost his 2006 bid for reelection most likely due to his close connections to Abramoff. Money quote: “I wouldn’t know this Abramoff from a bale of hay.” We’re seeing Tom Wilkinson here.
Kevin Ring, the middleman between John Doolittle and John Abramoff from 2002 to 2004. Matthew Fox and Dennis Quaid could each play a good, though very different, Ring.
Italia Federici, the former president of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy (and Griles’ love interest), pleaded guilty in 2007 to tax evasion and obstruction of Congress for her connection to Jack Abramoff. Drew Barrymore?