Wow! NY Post gossip, via Marshall:
Jack Abramoff’s partner Mike Scanlon admitted to digging up former Congressman Robert Livingston’s private life. Set to become speaker, Livingston then got sidelined for Tom Delay’s man Denis Hastert. Prosecutors now checking if Abramoff and Scanlon took Livingston down at DeLay’s behest.
Cool. I always thought that politics should work this way, but always feared it didn’t. It’s nice to see that reality can sometimes match the level of intrigue that movies and television have lead me to expect. I don’t even care if it’s true. I just like to entertain such ideas, even if only in our gossip.
And call me crazy, but this really is some juicy intrigue, if true. As Wikipedia reminds us, this was during the whole impeachment thing; and even made things look bad for the GOP, as one of their biggest players took a dive for the whole sex thing. And this was the issue that brought the much vilified porn-star Larry Flynt into the mix. And to think that this has ties to Abramoff, and potentially DeLay. Awesome!