Monday, August 07, 2006

Bye Bob

I shed a few tears when I awoke to Attaturk's announcement that my BFF Bob Ney won't run for reelection. And this further news (sub. req) has me even more depressed.

With the deadline for removing Ney's name from the Ohio ballot less than two weeks away, the review of his statements to the Indian Affairs Committee could form the basis for a charge of lying to Congress against the Ohio Republican, according to a handful of sources familiar with the transfer of documents to federal prosecutors.

In releasing its report on the Abramoff investigation June 22, the Indian Affairs Committee cited several instances in which Ney's statements to panel investigators conflicted with the testimony and e-mails of several other figures involved in the case.

His replacement sounds like a real winner.