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Opinion: Tribes paid for Ralph Reed's suits


"For a moment there, it looked like Ralph Reed and I were on the same side. That would have been a switch.

Maybe it shouldn't be such a surprise. I oppose opening up Texas to casino gambling. Surely the cherry-cheeked Reed, certified wunderkind of the religious right, would feel the same way.

Gambling's a sin, yes?

Who would have known that Reed, in fighting gambling in Texas, was accepting millions of dollars from a lobbyist whose real objective was to benefit gambling interests in a next-door state?

I always wondered where Reed got those designer threads, since Jesus said to give your tailoring money to the poor and Reed was one-time executive director of the Christian Coalition. So how could he take his poverty vow and still look good? Those suits must have been given to him by some kind benefactor."

Get the Story:
John Young: Tom, Jack and Ralph: one ungodly alliance (The Waco Tribune-Herald 11/22)

Relevant Links:
Century Strategies - http://www.censtrat.com

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