Pombo ought to be dead meat

So let’s see if he squeaks by….


AP Drops a Bomb-o on CA’s Pombo
By Paul Kiel – October 11, 2006, 1:58 PM
“Never” is a dangerous word for a Republican congressman when talking about Jack Abramoff.
Just ask Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), whose tight race may have gotten tighter over claims he’d “never” been worked by the disgraced superlobbyist.
“He never once lobbied me on anything,” Pombo had said of Abramoff, practically inviting journalists to prove him wrong. “He never asked me to sign a letter, vote for or against a bill, introduce a bill, never once stepped foot in my office.”

Just combing through our stack here, I can see an Abramoff associate billing the Marianas for… asking Pombo to sign a letter:

Pombo’s line, of course, is that Abramoff is a liar and a cheat. And he certainly wouldn’t be the first lawyer in history to get artistic with his billing. But it just goes to show — “never” is a dangerous word, especially for someone like Pombo, who was so close to Tom DeLay, Abramoff’s chief ally in Congress.

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