Corruption? In DC?

Well, K St. Blues notwithstanding, one of DC’s lobbyist-Kings, Jack Abramoff plead guilty to felony tax evasion, fraud and conspiracy to bribe a government official. He faces 30 years of prison, though it’s more likely he’ll get around 10 years in Federal Pound Me In The Ass Prison, in exchange for helping the Feds take down a half dozen or so members of the House and Senate. So, K St. gets dealt another black eye, and the Hill pays its own price.

I suppose it should piss me off how obvious this seems, or how deep this seems to go, but it really doesn’t. Is it so bad that I’ve come to expect the absolute worst from lobbying firms on illustrious K St., when I know they’re capable and able of doing good without resorting to payola, bribery, and unabashed-favor-baiting?

Perhaps Lucky was right when he called DC a city of liars and cheats…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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