Sunday :: Aug 6, 2006

Corruption Update 2: K-Street Project Decries Senator Reid's Corruption


by Mary

When I was reading John Dean's book, I found out about a website, The K-Street Project, sponsored by Grover Norquist.

Norquist also operates a Web site that reports on openings at lobbying firms and on new hires. It notes that while the Democrats once employed "graft," the K Street Project represents good government, where like-thinking people can implement their common values. (pg 138)

Last week, with the upcoming vote for the Paris Hilton stealth bill, an action notice was posted at this site complaining about the corruption (pdf) of Sen. Harry Reid.

Corruption Alert: Sen. Harry Reid Pressures K Street NOT to Lobby For Tax Cuts
August 03 2006 4:51 PM
The K Street Project has recently heard from repeated and credible sources that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his taxpayer-funded staff are telling the DC lobbying community not to lobby on the Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006 coming for a vote either this afternoon or tomorrow. This is precisely the reason the K Street Project exists to highlight the undemocratic practices and pressure that hiring for access brings on the business community.

Later that day they discovered it was worse than originally thought:

Corruption Alert 2: SEN. HARRY REID-- Breaking News!!
August 03 2006 6:30 PM
Just Released--The K Street Project has just been notified by repeated and credible sources that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has taken his corruption scam one step further. Reid and his taxpayer-funded staff have been calling all Democratic Senate offices and asking for names of the companies, trade associations, and individual lobbyists contacting/visiting their offices in support of the Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006.

Folks, some days you just can't keep up with the irony quotient. Expect to see ads coming out against those dreadful Democrats who are corrupting the nice, clean, well-running system.

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