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Tilting at Windmills

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January 9, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

MEDICARE BRIBERY UPDATE....Remember Nick Smith, the Michigan congressman who said he had been offered $100,000 for his son's campaign if he'd vote for the president's Medicare bill? That was story #1.

Then there was story #2: nobody tried to bribe him. Unfortunately, that didn't really work since he had given an interview to WKZO radio in which he had already admitted that "the first offer was to give him $100,000-plus for his campaign and endorsement by national leadership."

Now, according to Slate, there's story #3: yes, there was talk of money, but it was just an offhand remark by someone who happened to be listening in on the conversation.

Investigators usually perk up their ears when someone keeps changing their story. I hope the DOJ has perked up its ears at this.

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