Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist is a non-fiction page memoir by former American lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Early in , Jack Abramoff was in Imelda Marcos’s condominium in Manila, advising the former first lady of the Philippines on how to overturn. Capitol Punishment has ratings and 44 reviews. Harold said: I saw Jack Abramoff, the notorious lobbyist, reviewing this autobiography of his on BookT.
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Makes several great suggestions for fixing DC: He is straight about his activities and admits that he lost his moral compass and crossed over the line.
What should have been a book detailing the corruption behind lobbying became a self-congratulating book about how Abramoff gives too much he stole, but he was giving it away Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides.
No gift giving, no wine, dining or golf. This is a book that every American should read. Dec 07, David Wagoner rated it liked it. Also, all of Abramoff’s political enemies mainly Democrats and John McCain have no motivation other than being jerks, because that’s the way they are.
I have a more simple step, which is as follows. Officials should be barred from proposing, lobbying for and voting on projects in their districts and states. The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
Jack Abramoff: From Corrupt Lobbyist To Washington Reformer
He moves quickly through that part and deprives us of the opportunity to decide if his punishment was to harsh or if it fit his “crimes”. Sep 07, Ron rated it really liked it.
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Susan Miller rated it it was amazing Aug 18, This made him a changed man. The name Jack Abramoff is synonymous with Washington scandal, but the fascinating facts of his case are either largely unknown or wildly misunderstood. This book showed me that whatever you do in life, what it boils down to is how you’ve overcome the snags and obstacles but mainly love and support of people closest to you.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I gained a different perspective on Casino Jack.
Lists with This Book. Preview — Capitol Punishment by Jack Abramoff. With his re-entry job at a kosher Baltimore pizzeria behind him, he clearly needs something to keep him occupied in the post-prison phase of his life.
He also attempts to produce an action film in Africa. Abramoff represented Indian tribes whose lucrative casinos were constantly under threat from proposed changes in law; though he charged the tribes many millions, he saved them billions by ensuring votes to support the livelihoods of their reservations.
Good book, honesty from the author about his lobbying, he wasn’t the menace the media made him out to be, and the effects on his life.
Justin rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Everyone should read this book, then throw all the “bums” out of Washington so we can start over and try to reclaim our government. With his lobbying days behind him, and the weak employment market likely not having many openings for people whose resume includes “disgraced former lobbyist,” there are real limits to his job prospects. Some of his stories are very intriguing, but all seem to come to the conclusion that lobbying is dirty, and doesn’t really reveal anything new about lobbying.
Nevertheless, it is clearly an insiders view. I have to say though, with everything I’ve read I’m not sure that Abramoff deserved to serve so much prison term when the entire system is structured to accommodate actions like his – I think a much better resolution would’ve been It’s fascinating and frightening getting an inside look into American politics and the world of lobbying.
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These guys are tricky!!! The End of Faith: Feb 17, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I finished reading it I felt I had gained an insight into the jsck but did not know the whole story. His memoir will serve as a corrective – an engrossing, informative work of political nonfiction that is also a gripping real-life thriller. Mar 15, Sarah rated it really liked it.
I like that Jack Abramoff included a list of persons involved and where they are now as well as a timeline from his birth in February to June when he was released from Cumberland. November 3, ISBN: This change would greatly reduce the super PAC influence that pervades the current elective process.
David Bergeron rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Here’s How to Clean Up Washington.
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Probably not possible in NY! Abramoff represented Indian tribes whose lucrative casinos were constantly under threat from proposed changes in law; though he charged the tribes many millions, he saved them billions by ensuring votes to support the livelihoods of their reservations.
He served three years, six months of a six-year sentence in federal prison before being released early to a Baltimore abramocf house on June 8,