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McCain bashes Norquist for ripping off tribes

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, has been criticized by some Republicans for investigating disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Grover Norquist, head of the Americans for Tax Reform group, has said McCain is targeting Abramoff and his associates because they supported President George W. Bush in the 2000 Republican primaries. McCain lost the race.

But now McCain is fighting back, The Nation reports. "There's never been a shortage of blowhards and bores in this town," said Mark Salter, McCain's chief of staff. "I'm sure Grover is comfortable in their crowded ranks, but that hardly merits the attention he craves...Most Reagan revolutionaries came to Washington to do something more patriotic than rip off Indian tribes."

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The Gamblers Go Bust (The Nation 7/5)

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