Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Over the past several years, the words Jack Abramoff have come to mean political corruption. While the challenges posed by those like Abamoff who use access and money to influence lawmakers and government employeees are much broader than the world of environmentmental policy, many would argue that these challenges are a major stumbling blocks standing in the way of sensible environmental policy.
Here Abramoff sizes up the extent to which politics has changed since the events that transpired that made him infamous and landed him in prison.
Despite the messenger, the segment provides a substantial warning that Washington needs much more than what politicians have propped up as reform. If Washington ever changes its license plates to say something other than "Taxation Without Representation," I hope the District decides to use the apt words spoken by Jack Nicolson playing the Joker in the movie Batman: "This Town Needs an Enema."
-- Brigham Daniels