Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ryun's friends

Scamming a pastor. A real class act. Ed Buckham, who Jim Ryun bought a house from at below market value, decided to invite his pastor in as the head of US Family Network, a front for Jack Abramoff's donations.

In an NPR interview, Pastor Geeslin explains how Ryun and Buckham's Washington works:
[H]e said, ‘You know where that million dollars came from? I said, 'Well, no.’ And he told me 'This is the way Washington works.' And he was schooling me, so to speak. He said, ‘That money came from Russian enery magnates, or oil magnates, who wanted to influence Congressman DeLay so he would not vote against the IMF funding of the bailout of Russia.’ And again, he said, ‘That’s the way Washington works, it runs on money.’ At the time, I didn’t know what to do with that. It was like, this has gotta be a joke. It’s beyond belief. It’s surreal.”
Nothing will change until we change Congress.