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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Because the reform they do now is a joke. A well written memoir of “the most evil lobbyist ever to be operating in Washington”. Besides his enlightening us abramofr 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.

This book is absolutely timely and it reads fast. Retrieved March 9, If an individual, company, union, law firm or an association that receives any funding or perks from public funds, they should not be allowed to contribute to campaign funds, officials or their organizations.

Jack Abramoff: The Truth About My Crimes, Jail, And Life As A Felon

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Too Big to Fail. He’s a perfect bundle of contradictions: I had no idea what is really going on inside Congress, and I hate that jcak Americans myself included have no real idea of how our government actually functions.

But the truth is, once punidhment bought an office, if you’re a lobbyist, you don’t want to go and buy that office again if somebody new is coming in every few years. Jul 19, Mls3 rated it really liked it.


Jul 13, Ashley rated it it was amazing. He served three years, six months of Jack Abramoff is an American former lobbyist, businessman, movie producer and writer.

Bud Johnson rated it it was amazing Jan 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

So at a time when citizens are expressing increasing unhappiness with what they see as a rigged game, who better to warn about the hijacking of democracy by money than Abramoff who was once one of the hijackers? Open Preview See a Problem? I suppose if Rod Blagojevich authors a book, the reader will come away with a pretty good impression of the disgraced governor, too. Daniel Abramoff is an aspiring actor and artist.

Abramoff could have educated us.

Jack Abramoff: From Corrupt Lobbyist To Washington Reformer

Arbamoff served three years, six months of a six-year sentence in federal prison before being released early to a Baltimore halfway house on June 8, Don Garrett rated it punishmeent was amazing Jan 20, Try a valid symbol or a specific company name for relevant results. Would love to know what was left out of the book.

Which of course they don’t want to because they’re the beneficiaries of the perquisites and all the largesse that’s coming their way. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Abramoff takes responsibility for his actions, but his book leaves out a large part of the price he paid for his errors – the toll of prison on himself and his family, the painful process of jxck to terms with his failure and then after he and his family serve his sentence he has to readjust being home with his family and building a new life.


We “little people” don’t stand a chance.

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See if you have enough points for this item. This would work, he says, when appeals to self-interest failed.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. It is written by the infamous lobbyist who actually went to prison for his illegal activities. Pumishment a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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If you want the not so pretty truth about how America’s politics works, you should read this book. With his re-entry job at a kosher Punishmeent pizzeria behind him, he clearly needs something to keep him occupied in the post-prison phase of his life. It is sad when people can’t tell the truth.

We meet a brilliant man who gets carried away and is doing the best he can for his client and at times his judgment is clouded by the status quo and mistakes are made.

When I finished reading it I jackk I had gained an insight into the man but did not know the whole story.

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