Apparently that crap smug frat boy-turned-political operative Ralph Reed puts in his hair is made of Teflon. Despite having deep ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Reed, who's seeking the lieutenant governorship of Georgia, remains a favorite of the Christian right, according to AJC columnist Jim Wooten:
Those who think the candidacy of Ralph Reed was mortally wounded by news reports of his business relationship with wheeler-dealer Jack Abramoff weren't attending last Saturday's Christian Coalition state gathering. The faithful still love him.
This despite a recent report in the AJC detailing Reed's rapid descent in the polls:
Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition, may have just suffered through the roughest week of his success-studded political career. His longtime associate and friend, Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pleaded guilty to bribing public officials. A fresh poll showed Reed trailing a Democrat -- any Democrat.
On Sunday's "Meet the Press," U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, a fellow Republican, accused Reed and Abramoff of "bilking their Indian clients for millions of dollars."
On Monday, campaign finance reports showed Reed had been out-raised over the past six months by state Sen. Casey Cagle, his virtually unknown Republican rival in the race.
Half of Reed's $404,000 came from out of state. In Georgia, many elected officials Reed helped to power while he was state GOP chairman are apparently giving him the cold shoulder...
Charles Bullock, a political scientist at the University of Georgia, said the past week was enough to strip Reed of his front-runner status. "You've got to wonder, does he stay in it?" Bullock said. He said a recent Zogby International poll that showed Reed trailing an unnamed Democrat 36 percent to 33 percent was telling. "It looks to me that he's going into eclipse."
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
Once again, the Christian Coalition seems to believe they know better than Jesus. "Hey, as long as Ralphie boy will stop gay marriage, I don't care what he does to those gambling injuns."