Last year, former congressman J.D. Hayworth faced intense scrutiny from federal investigators over his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. On his blog, Hayworth now states that he has outstanding legal fees of “hundreds of thousands of dollars” and asks for donations:
A false charge of corruption is more than “political dynamite”; it is also “personal kryptonite.”
Your humble blogger speaks from personal experience. [...]
As a result, I still have outstanding legal bills that total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
That’s why “The Freedom in Truth Trust” has been established. Its name comes from holy scripture (”You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”–John 8:32), and its acronym (FIT) is accurate, since this entire episode has given us fits!
As a congressman, Hayworth was less willing to embrace the blogosphere, claiming that terrorists used “cheap shots” in the blogosphere “to their own advantage.”