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Sunday, December 25, 2005

CATO Tarnished

CATO Fellow for Sale

Doug Bandow, a fellow at the CATO institute--which claims to hold small government, pro-liberty ideologies--took cash (read: bribes) from Jack Abramoff to write columns sympathetic to Abramoff and his interests. The CATO institute claims to hold a rather libertarian slant. Alas, Doug Bandow taking cash from Jack Abramoff in return for writing friendly opinion pieces not only tarnishes the reputation of Bandow and CATO, but also paints CATO as hackish organization for the Republicans who have been anything but for smaller government and increased individual liberty.