Today's News-Observer ran an article about the verdict against former White House aide, David Safavian. In the sidebar to the story was this interesting snippet:
"NORTH CAROLINA TIES: A House ethics investigation has been called for as a result of Rep. Charles Taylor, R-N.C., and his banking activities and links."
This may just be a reiteration of the years-long calls for Congress to take Taylor's ethical problems seriously, or it may be a sign of new momentum for the pro-ethics members. A Congressional investigation is the only way Charles Taylor will ever clear his name. Regardless, it's good to know that every time an Abramoff case comes up in the press, Taylor's name will be attached to it. Let's hope the corporate media finds it helpful to retell the tale of Charles Taylor and Jack Abramoff.