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The investigation into now-indicted Arizona Republican Congressman Rick Renzi‘s land swap deals is said to have gone on for years. You’d think someone would have told George W. Bush. That’s the thing about hanging out with the wrong Republicans, their scumminess is more contagious than hep-A at a New York hot spot.
On October 4, 2006, at a Scottsdale, Arizona, breakfast—the scheme that would allegedly net Renzi $733,000 was already raging—Bush backed his fellow Republican for re-election and explained, “I say he deserves it because he’s got a record.” Prescient.