And now the pendulum has swung and troubled GOP Rep. John T. Doolittle's trying to cover up his wife's relationship with Jack Abramoff by blaming their woes on some Democrat "manufactured culture of corruption." (That was after he tried to blame an FBI raid on his Virinia home on those attempting to manage the reputation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez).
from an Associated Press story published 6/09/07 in the San Diego Union Tribune and elsewhere:
"...Rep. John Doolittle, a nine-term Northern California conservative under investigation in the influence-peddling scandal around jailed GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has his own theory about why federal corruption investigations seem to be concentrated in California.
" 'I think it's part of this manufactured culture of corruption that the Democrats have come up with and they decided to, given what's happened with Duke Cunningham, they decided that California Republicans on the Appropriations Committee would be a great place to start,' said Doolittle, who plans to seek re-election next year..."