Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist is a non-fiction page memoir by former American lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Early in , Jack Abramoff was in Imelda Marcos’s condominium in Manila, advising the former first lady of the Philippines on how to overturn. Capitol Punishment has ratings and 44 reviews. Harold said: I saw Jack Abramoff, the notorious lobbyist, reviewing this autobiography of his on BookT.
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He repeatedly apologizes for his crimes. I also appreciated his recounting of how he could apply self-control and ethical actions in many parts of his life, yet in others facets of his life he started to ignore the little voice of conscience and allowed things to snow cspitol until he could no longer hear it, much less head itY.
Jack Abramoff: The Truth About My Crimes, Jail, And Life As A Felon
Chris Isleib rated it it was punishmeht Dec 05, Jack Abramoff seems to be remorseful but I still read the book keeping in ppunishment the perspective of the author. Eye-opening view of what a lobbyist really does. This post-prison memoir is an exquisite example of a man who may never understand why white-collar crimes are crimes at all, judging by the obvious lack of understanding in his misguided, but well-meaning, apologies.
November 18, 1: Feb 06, Mike Daly rated it really liked it Shelves: I hear him speak a few months back and was compelled to read the book. Besides his enlightening us on the legislative process, Abramoff has interesting insights on the big politicians that he worked with such as Reagan, both Bushes, Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, Harry Reed, and others.
From business moguls to Occupy Wall Streeters, any American of voting age or with hopes to someday be one can benefit from learning the way the K Street crowd thinks, operates, rationalizes, and punishmeny. Abramoff takes responsibility for his actions, but his book leaves out a large part of the price he paid for his capitll – the toll of prison on himself and his family, the painful process of coming to terms with his failure and then after he and his family serve his sentence he has to readjust being home with his punisbment and building a new life.
A well written memoir of “the most evil lobbyist ever to be operating in Washington”.
Kyle Clark rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Steven Griles and David Safavian, U. Mar 07, Ryan Macnair rated it did not like it. Feb 14, Deborah rated it really liked it Shelves: Jack Abramoff has contributed to the solving the incessant plague of political quid-pro-quo whether he knows it or not, and for that, I can’t punishmment him enough.
Jack Abramoff: From Corrupt Lobbyist To Washington Reformer : It’s All Politics : NPR
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Some of the lobbying tricks revealed were interesting fascinating if you want to know how to fast track legislation and “bribe” elected officials legally but i didn’t buy his apologies or the fact he didn’t know he was breaking the law. In further defense of him, he capitlo most of the money punoshment made to setting up Jewish Orthodox schools and other charities. Return to Book Page. Or, worse, they want to be lobbyist when they’re done.
It is a page turner written like a novel. Interesting to read, though.
Jack Abramoff: From Corrupt Lobbyist To Washington Reformer
I hope he proves to truely be repentant What should have been a book detailing the corruption behind lobbying became a self-congratulating book about how Abramoff gives too much he stole, but he was giving it away I like that Jack Abramoff included a list of persons involved and where they are now as well as a timeline from his birth in February to June when he was released from Cumberland.
Justin rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Rousing tales of Congressional mutiny against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, along with a several-page diagnosis of Gingrich’s weaknesses, lends a plethora of new dimensions to figures who often work tirelessly to show only one.
Or could be the repetitive descriptions of his deal making. He is definitely a talented and brilliant man. We should listen to him.
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I wonder why I surprisingly got through this book faster then I thought I would given that is about one of the biggest douche bags in the history of politics. A really good insight as to how the lobby system works. It was interesting to understand how Jack Abramoff got so caught up in “helping” his clients, that he developed an anything goes attitude.
There’s a lot of talk about campaign finance reform and public campaign financing and things like that.
Sep 06, Daniel rated it did not like it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To ask other readers questions about Capitol Punishmentplease sign up. Got the book after seeing Jack Abramoff on 60 Minutes. The parts about lobbying are interesting, but mainly this is trying to get people to stop hating him so much and What should have been a book detailing the corruption behind lobbying became a self-congratulating book about how Abramoff gives too much he stole, but he was giving it away Mar 15, Sarah rated it really liked it.
Julie rated it it was amazing Feb 26, The citizens of this country must find a way to change this course or the US will soon be another Greece. However, I don’t disagree with any of the reforms he offers in the closing chapter. Some of his best contacts were buddies from his days as president of College Republicans, such as Carl Rove and Grover Norquest, the same Grover Norquest whose no-tax pledge almost shut down the government recently.
The Wizard of Lies. Dec 16, Richard rated it really liked it. Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides. Several years in jail apparently did not deminish Mr. Dec 07, David Wagoner rated it liked it. I like that Jack Abramoff included a list of persons involved and where they are now as well as a timeline from his birth in This book details the life of Jack Abramoff, his upbringing, life with his parents and family, his education and what motivated him.
Aug 11, Steve rated it it was amazing. Steven Griles and David Safavian, U.