You Don't Know Jack?


Since Jack Abramoff's indictment, the disgraced lobbyist has been tossed unceremoniously into Capitol Hill's memory hole—it's a mystery how he got his reputation as a D.C. power player, because darnit, nobody seems to remember knowing him. But in a Vanity Fair profile [PDF] due out next week, Abramoff is determined to remind his erstwhile buddies about all the good times they shared. For instance:

Every appropriation we wanted [from Sen. Conrad Burns's (R-Mont.) committee] we got. Our staffs were as close as they could be. They practically used [Abramoff-owned restaurant] Signatures as their cafeteria. I mean, it's a little difficult for him to run from that record.

Whole thing's worth a read.