Friday, January 13, 2006

"Taylor said giving the money back is pointless..."

i know i probably would have missed this if i wasn't alerted to taylor's speech this week @ the hendersonville rotary club during last night's drinking liberally (thanks, brian) - via wednesday's (1/11/06) edition of the hendersonville times news:
Congressman Charles Taylor of Brevard said he will not give back contributions he received from former Washington lobbyist and now convicted felon Jack Abramoff and his wife.

Tuesday was the first time the veteran Republican lawmaker answered whether he would return the money since a spate of politicians moved to rid themselves of contributions from the once-influential Abramoff who is in the position to finger officials in a federal bribery investigation.

Taylor received almost $3,000 from Abramoff and his wife. He has not been accused of any wrongdoing in accepting the money.

The eight-term congressman made the comments at a weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Hendersonville. He used the speech to propose campaign finance reform he said would lessen abuses, and to touch on top campaign-year issues -- illegal immigration, the contest for GOP House leadership and Swain County's so-called "Road to Nowhere."
click here for the rest of the article.


Jim Jenkins said...

Taylor's comprehensive reform proposal includes keeping the tainted Abramoff money and supporting Blunt for majority leader who is also tainted by the Abramoff scandal. Nicely done, Congressman!

Jim Jenkins said...

Thanx Syntax. I sent a copy of this to Matt Yglesias, who's subbing for Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo and he not only commented on it, he gave a shout out to Heath Shuler as well.

Screwy Hoolie said...

Charles Taylor has recently told us:

1. He will not take responsibility for his affiliation with Jack Abramoff. We'll see what Taylor says when the Jack gets to singing.

2. He would overturn Section 1 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution.

3. He waits to vote on CAFTA until he's sure it will pass, then he votes no and laments loudly while lying about how his vote was messed up.

He's told us a lot more down the years, tales of slumlording, tax evasion, bank fraud, Russian Comrades, and a strange speeding ticket. Maybe he'll tell us he isn't going to stand for reelection.

Wouldn't that be nice?

syntax said...

oh, do tell about that speeding ticket...

ya know, someone oughta start a website dedicated to just how much charles taylor sucks. ::wink::