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Through the Mud

In case you hadn't heard, you never want to "wrassle with a pig." Why? Because both of you get dirty, but only the pig likes it.

Pig wrestling was the subject of a Senate committee staff report released in mid-October. It was called "Investigation of Jack Abramoff's Use of Tax-Exempt Organizations," and it wasn't pretty. The Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee spent more than 600 pages describing in excruciating detail how five non-profits allowed themselves to be used as extensions of for-profit lobbying organizations. It was high-profile pig wrestling at its finest (or worst), and in the end the slime was so thick you couldn't tell who was the pig. Actually, by the time you finished reading, you had to conclude all the players were pigs, even if some of them had not been before they started.


Bruce D. Collins

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