Timing is Everything

Former GOP Senator Burns No Longer Part of Abramoff Probe

Conrad Burns, the former Republican U.S. Senator from Montana who narrowly was defeated in 2006, no longer is part of the ongoing federal investigation of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

Timing indeed is everything, eh?

Here’s an interesting question: How many conservatives in Montana do you figure stayed home and didn’t vote for Burns, and thereby gifted over a crucial Senate seat to a liberal Democrat, on the theory Burns irrevocably was tainted and must have been guilty as sin?

5,000? 10,000?

Burns’ margin of defeat was under 4,000 votes.

Unfortunately, however, there are no replay buttons for elections. Just ask the conservatives who in 1992 either stayed home or voted for Ross Perot.

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