Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff says President Bush knew him well enough to joke with him about weightlifting. “What are you benching, buff guy?” Abramoff said Bush asked him. The president has said he doesn’t know Abramoff.
Abramoff said he finds it hard to believe Bush doesn’t remember the 10 or so photos he and members of his family had snapped with the president and first lady.
“He (Bush) has one of the best memories of any politician I have ever met,” Abramoff wrote in an e-mail, according to Vanity Fair’s April issue being released this week. “Perhaps he has forgotten everything. Who knows?”
As I said before this we’ve basically entered the musical-chairs stage of a scandal, a fun time where spokesmen run around trying every gambit they can think of to publicly unstick their clients from the tar baby. The real fun will start when the feds get around to deciding whom to indict, about which news has come sparingly these days. You almost pine for an investigation that leaks as badly as our old friend Ken Starr.