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Re: [RLC-Action] Press Release

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  • Tim Condon
    This proposal has what to do with advancing the cause of individual liberties? Is attempting to attack and embarrass the head of the Republican party somehow
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 5, 2006
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      This proposal has what to do with advancing the cause of
      individual liberties? Is attempting to attack and embarrass the head of
      the Republican party somehow related to our aims? It does seems like an
      effective way to help marginalize the RLC. ---Tim Condon


      Guy McLendon wrote:

      >Here's a question for RLC members:
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      >Would you support the RLC making a press release to ask the Bush
      >Campaign to return the entire $100,000 that was received from
      >Abramoff? Bush is returning only $6000, but received $100,000.
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      >If we are the "Conscience of the RP" ... then, should we not take a
      >stand for ethics in politics?
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      >Guy McLendon
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      >Jan. 4, 2006, 1:15PM
      >Bush returning funds linked to Abramoff
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      >By JULIE MASON AND SAMANTHA LEVINE
      >Copyright 2006 Houston Chroncile
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      >WASHINGTON -- President Bush's re-election campaign is giving to
      >charity thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from
      >disgraced former lobbyist and Bush fund-raising "pioneer'' Jack
      >Abramoff, the White House said today.
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      >Abramoff, once a high-flying deal-maker in Washington with ties to
      >numerous lawmakers, including Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, pleaded
      >guilty Tuesday to conspiracy, mail fraud and tax evasion.
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      >DeLay's campaign said today that he, too, will donate money raised
      >by Abramoff -- in this case, $15,00 -- to at least one, unnamed
      >charity.
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      >All told, Abramoff raised at least $100,000 for Bush-Cheney '04,
      >earning him the title of Bush "pioneer.'' The campaign will redirect
      >$6,000 contributed directly from Abramoff and his wife, Pam, and an
      >Indian tribe Abramoff represented, to the American Heart Association.
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