Saturday, January 28, 2006

Jack Abramoff's dad recently criticized George Clooney for his pretty lame joke at the Golden Globe ceremonies.

Frank Abramoff wrote a heated letter to The Desert Sun calling Clooney's remark "obscene." It's completely understandable for a father to defend his son, but c'mon Frank, me thinks doth protest a bit too much given the circumstances at hand. Your son has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after admitting to numerous crimes committed. He has become the poster-boy of what's wrong in Washington, DC. And yet you had this to say in your open letter:
We have had to endure two years of unmitigated, outrageous falsehood directed at my son and his record of achievement on behalf of his clients and friends. The blood thirsty media, guilty of untold character assassinations during contemporary times, have even outdone themselves in their lust to create a cartoon which does not come close to resembling this fine man, my son.
What? Sorry Frank but it appears your pangs of fatherly obligation and duty have clouded your ability to see reality -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. By no means is your son a saint. Jack himself has basically admitted to this fact. With that being the case, how about offering up some sobering words that simply don't condemn Hollywood (quite hackneyed, mind you) but instead go further and make known your disappointment in Jack.

It would be different if Jack didn't cave and instead looked to fight all charges against him -- but he didn't. He's likely to face many years in jail with the question being how many. So let's not pretend: he's not such a "fine man" and until you at least fess up that much, I for one can't offer you much sympathy when he's ridiculed.

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