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Holiday Season of Scandal to be Fortified with Chutzpah
While Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation might still be considered ongoing, there's no denying that the most ardent celebrants of Fitzmas may be thus far disappointed. Indictments against Scooter Libby certainly make for a fun stocking stuffer, but those who had hoped for a rich Rovian roast beast to carve have thus far been rebuffed by Fitzgerald's standard-issue cautions, the prosecutorial equivalent of "You'll shoot your eye out."
However, the season is nothing if not ecumenical and Wonkette is nothing if not generous with the holiday nomenclature. So you can imagine how our hearts leapt with joy when we heard the news:
Jack Abramoff, a Republican lobbyist at the center of a U.S. Justice Department-led investigation, may plead guilty in a Florida wire-fraud case as early as next week, a person close to the case said.
A plea a may help federal prosecutors build cases against lawmakers and their staffs in both the Florida investigation and in a related probe of Abramoff's lobbying activity in Washington.
Sweet Judah and the Maccabees, Washington! Time to get ready for Abramoffukkah!— DCEIVER
Abramoff May Plead Guilty in Fraud Case Next Week, Person Says [Bloomberg.com]