Six Degrees of Jack
Thursday, October 05, 2006 :::
In the last three weeks or so, PBS has aired programs that cut a bit close to home. The latest was a Bill Moyers program that went after Jack Abramoff, his cronies, their money and the path of destruction, deception, blah, blah, blah, they left behind themselves on their way to the pokey.
In other words, another entirely balanced PBS offering, thanks to viewers like you.
What kept me watching wasn't so much Moyer's cloying delivery as the items in the story that dealt with Grover Norquist.
Yes, Grover, the unidicted co-conspirator of the Grand Abramoff Triangle of Greed. Interestingly, there was footage of one of Grover's Wednesday meetings. I'm not sure in what year the footage was shot, but it brought back a lot of memories. Hey, it's Karen...used to work with her. Hey! There's Horace...I wonder what he's up to these days? Ooh...Peter Ferrara...nice shot of the bald spot. And then...yup, there he was, my old colleague, Paul Jacob, shaking hands with Grover. Hmm. Paul was wearing that one grey suit of his. I wonder if he'd scarfed down one of those street vendor hot dogs before the meeting?
So let's connect the dots based upon that scene: I know Paul, who knows Grover, who was in cahoots with Abramoff. Not even six degrees between me and a major league scandal. A bit too close for comfort.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/05/2006