From an earlier CNN story on Abramoff (since scrubbed):
DeLay, who himself is facing money laundering charges, was forced to step down from his leadership position in September after he was indicted on conspiracy charges that were later dropped.
Of course, the money laundering charges that are more serious are still active, but we won't mention that! We're CNN!
Also, Chris Matthews on Abramoff:
Chris: I'm not sure it's partisan. I'm not sure people are going to see him as part of any republican culture of corruption. I think Duke Cunningham also was sort of a lone wolf in that department...
Abramoff was a Bush pioneer, for fuck's sake. He personally gave over $127,000 to Republicans the last four years, and exactly $0 to Democrats.
Please remove head from ass.
UPDATE: Look at this email trail between Abramoff and his associate Michael Scanlon (who has also pleaded guilty). Wow.