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January 05, 2012

Jack Abramoff


Jack Abramoff

His name is synonymous with government corruption. I’m John Stonestreet, and this is the Point.

It’s not every day that you get to talk to two men who made the most hated list in politics, but I had that opportunity a few weeks ago. Chuck Colson was Nixon’s hatchet man and famous for once saying he’d run over his grandmother for the corrupt President. Although we now know the statement was taken out of context, it shaped Colson’s image as America’s favorite villain during the Watergate scandal.

With that personal history, Chuck is a perfect fit to interview disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff and his team raked in billions for their clients, using bribery to secure political favors from those on both sides of the aisle. Abramoff’s new book, Capitol Punishment tells the story, but joining a redeemed Colson and a “fresh out of prison” and ethically awakened Abramoff to discuss morality, politics, and the quest for redemption is something I won’t soon forget. It reminded me that redemption is always possible. You can hear the interview this weekend on BreakPoint this week or at thePointRadio.org. I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Jack Abramoff
Wikipedia.com

BreakPoint This Week
BreakPoint.org


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