Dance, Monkey, Dance
Who said fundies don't approve of dancing? Ralph Reed calls the tune and John Cornyn pirrouettes:
In the Nov. 30, 2001, e-mail, Reed told Abramoff that 50 pastors led by Ed Young, of Second Baptist Church in Houston, would meet with Cornyn to urge him to shut down the Alabama-Coushatta tribe's casino near Livingston. He said Young would back up the request in writing.
"We have also choreographed Cornyn's response. The AG will state that the law is clear, talk about how much he wants to avoid repetition of El Paso (where the Tigua casino was) and pledge to take swift action to enforce the law," Reed wrote. "He will also personally hand Ed Young a letter that commits him to take action in Livingston."
Cornyn denied being Reed's dancing monkey, while picking fleas from his coat and eating them.
Reed's spokesperson, meanwhile, calls her boss a lying sack:
"No one should take credit for state Attorney General John Cornyn's actions and the faith community's support," Reed's spokeswoman Lisa Baron said. "Ralph Reed never has and never will."
(Link via Talking Points Memo)