Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Forgive and Forget

You’ve got to hand it to the Religious Right — they never seem to let the fact that they are self-avowed “Good Christians” get in the way of their doing truly despicable things.

What’s more, they never let the fact that they’ve just done truly despicable things keep them from retreating back to their “good Christian” roots for cover.

Exhibit A is this quote from a proud member of the Religious Right who just pled guilty to a whole laundry list of less-than-Godly actions.

Can you match this quote to the Warrior for Christ who said it?

"I only hope that I can merit forgiveness from the Almighty and those I have wronged or caused to suffer… Words will not ever be able to express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused."

A) Former GOP House Leader Tom Delay
B) GOP Lobbyist Jack Abramoff
C) Vice Presidential Chief of Staff “Scooter” Libby
D) GOP Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham

B) Jack Abramoff, who yesterday pled guilty to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud. As part of the deal, Abramoff will pay some $25 million in restitution to those he defrauded, as well as pay another $1.7 million to the IRS for taxes he evaded.

What’s more, Abramoff has agreed to cooperate with a broader federal probe of bribery and influence peddling that could ensnare several top GOP members of congress before it’s over.

Let’s hope that the Almighty is more forgiving than the judge, who will soon sentence Abramoff to nearly 10 years in prison.


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