"Tainted" Resurrects Abramoff Scandal

DNC Blasts McCain, Reed Romance

The Democratic National Committee today released an ad attacking John McCain’s blooming friendship with Ralph Reed, the Evangelical leader and Congressional hopeful whom McCain helped take down during the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Reed had a long career with Abramoff, who bilked clients out of millions of dollars.

Despite McCain and Reed’s stormy past – and the fact that Reed may have backed McCain attack ads during the 2000 election – the Republican candidate’s been saddling up to right-wing Reed in what the DNC calls a “desperate to raise campaign cash to run more negative attack ads.” This ad, by the way, is called “Tainted.”

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  • Cath

    Is this the same guy who has a gay adopted son he threw out of the family after the kid came out?

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Or should it be “Tainted Love” ?

    Sometimes I feel I’ve got to
    Run away I’ve got to
    Get away
    From the pain that you drive into the heart of me
    The love we share
    Seems to go nowhere
    And I’ve lost my light
    For I toss and turn I can’t sleep at night

    Once I ran to you (I ran)
    Now I’ll run from you
    This tainted love you’ve given
    I give you all a boy could give you
    Take my tears and that’s not nearly all
    Oh…tainted love
    Tainted love

    Now I know I’ve got to
    Run away I’ve got to
    Get away
    You don’t really want IT any more from me
    To make things right
    You need someone to hold you tight
    And you’LL think love is to pray
    But I’m sorry I don’t pray that way


    Don’t touch me please
    I cannot stand the way you tease
    I love you though you hurt me so
    Now I’m going to pack my things and go
    Tainted love, tainted love (x2)
    Touch me baby, tainted love (x2)
    Tainted love (x3)

  • mark

    Native Americans KNOW Abramoff and Reed, and just a hint…keep off the REZ you two.

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