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Santorum’s Amnesia On Abramoff And K Street

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Rick Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) has been a key player in the K Street Project. After the 2000 election, Santorum began closed-door meetings every Tuesday with “a handpicked group of two dozen or so Republican lobbyists“:

Every week, the lobbyists present pass around a list of the jobs available and discuss whom to support. Santorum’s responsibility is to make sure each one is filled by a loyal Republican–a senator’s chief of staff, for instance, or a top White House aide, or another lobbyist whose reliability has been demonstrated.

It appears Santorum has caught a sudden case of Abramoff amnesia:

The senator does not recall meeting Mr. Abramoff,” [spokeswoman Virginia Davis] said. “He has no recollection of being introduced to Mr. Abramoff, and he does not know him.”

Maybe we can refresh his memory: When Santorum launched the K Street Project in 2001, the first meeting was held with an ultra-exclusive group of D.C.’s ten most influential lobbyists. Santorum can play forgetful now, but back then, he chose Abramoff as one of the ten.

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