Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What's a Corrupt Pol To Do?

If Montana Sen. Conrad Burns thought returning the money would make it all go away well he hit a snag....they won't accept. (via Wampum)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council has rejected a $111,000 donation from the campaign of Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, with some saying the money is tainted because it originally came from lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his clients.

James Steele Jr., also chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, said Tuesday evening that the council voted not to accept the donation, which was made up of contributions from Abramoff, his associates and his tribal clients.

Julia doney, president of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council, a member of the tribal leaders council, said that some of the tribes are ``tired of being used'' and do not want to appear as if they are helping Burns with his political troubles.

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