Wonk'd: The Man of the Hour, Jack Abramoff!
The Democrats want a special prosecutor in the investigation of Jack Abramoff. And what does Jack Abramoff want? Why, just a good physical therapist!
A Wonkette operative reports:
On Wednesday, my physical therapy session in Silver Spring found Jack Abramoff on the table next to mine. Somehow I restrained myself from assaulting him -- I remembered the possibilty of his testimony.
My self-restraint was difficult. While I felt that it would be inappropriate for me to interfere with his health care, I cannot but think of the millions denied access to health care by the actions of the system that he financed; while I felt it wrong for me to violate his privacy, I thought of the privacy of us all violated by this administration that he did so much to bring to power; while I believe that he ought not be denied his rights, his accomplices have violated and eroded the rights of millions: he enjoys all the benefits of the civil society against which he conspired. And these people have the gall to suggest that Liberals hate America.
Jack was there because of his knee replacement operations. A painful procedure. He commented that they were hurting. Good.
Gee, tell us how you really feel! But then again, we can hardly fault you. It's tough -- although perhaps not impossible -- to have sympathy for the major villain in a huge corruption scandal.
And it's a scandal that's still unfolding, whose full extent remains unclear. Those knees Abramoff just had replaced? Unlike Monica's, we don't yet know all the places they've been...
Sympathy for the Devil? [The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles]