Abramoff's Lawyer Abbe Lowell
There's a great profile of Jack Abramoff defender Abbe Lowell in The Forward today.
While I'm happy to be quoted in the article, my comments don't hold a candle to this one by Rep. Barney Frank. For context, remember that Abbe represented House Democrats in the Bill Clinton impeachment proceedings:
"People have a right to a legal defense," he said. "In Clinton's case, there was no crime. In Abramoff's case, there was no defense."
Rep. Frank goes on to say:
That Lowell understood the difference, Frank said, "is a tribute to how good a lawyer he is and how intellectually honest he is."
One can praise the lawyer without praising the client. Which is why I don't hesitate to tell you read Arianna's latest skewering of Abramoff on the Gus Boulis murder.