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It’s Getting Hot in Here

Cat%26FishBowl.1.jpgWith nearly three pages of the Scanlon plea dedicated to "Representative No. 1" (a/k/a Bob Ney), the Mayor of Capitol Hill is in some pretty hot water. But he’s not the only one.

Thus far, media reports have put Tom Delay, John Doolittle, Conrad Burns, Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist and a host of other Republican congresspeople and staffers in the hot water as well.

Between Ney’s Abramoff problem, and the Noe scandal engulfing the Ohio GOP (inlcuding a plea from the sitting governor, Bob Taft, already), Ohio represents a political bellweather that is ripe for the picking.

The question is, how best to do it? (And this kind of crap is not what I mean.) Work and ideas from everyone who supports a progressive agenda is going to be required. What do you say we start working…yesterday…on some forward motion.

(Josh Marshall has more on the SunCruz portion of the Abramoff investigation, too.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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