JACK AND KEN….Was Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman a frequent friend of Jack Abramoff back when he worked in the White House? TPM’s weekend fill-in, DK, compares Mehlman’s current testimony (“I was a gateway”) to his previous denials (“Abramoff is someone who we don’t know a lot about”). Sounds like he’s having a hard time making up his mind.
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