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Abramoff seeks friends on Facebook

By In the Loop columnist Al Kamen

In June, when last we checked on our pal Jack Abramoff, he'd completed 43 months in the slammer for fraud, corruption and conspiracy and was keeping a low profile, working in a kosher pizzeria in Baltimore.

But maybe he's lonely for his pals. He's newly up on Facebook, and he's got six friends so far, according to U.S. News and World Report's Washington Whispers. One of his pals is GOP activist Floyd Brown, a leader in the Clinton impeachment effort who runs a Web site called He's also the founder of Citizens United, the group whose successful Supreme Court case has unleashed a wave of secret corporate contributions, apparently mostly for conservatives, in the current mid-term election cycle.

The Facebook photo shows a determined-looking Abramoff sitting in front of a chain-link fence. Unclear if he's inside the fence or outside.

By Al Kamen  | October 21, 2010; 1:13 PM ET
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now you can follow him!
official page:

Posted by: jeanvaljean | October 22, 2010 1:55 AM | Report abuse

now you can follow him!
official page:

Posted by: jeanvaljean | October 22, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Did Ralph Reed sign up?

Posted by: BBear1 | October 21, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Live from Los Angeles!! From one alumni from Beverly Hills High School to another Beverly Hills High School graduate I just wish YOU all the BEST!!! As a Democrat to a Republican whatever YOU did in the past concerning those scandals in MY BOOK is FORGIVEN!! I consider YOU family because of our ties to LOS ANGELES!! People find ME repulsive because I dressed GANGSTER and HIP-HOP. When I see people from the SCHOOL and made cutting remarks about my dress because when I was THERE I was wearing Brooks Brother suits and they are NOT!!! ALL I can say to those people I will pray for YOU to change YOUR opinion becuase LIFE is series of UPS and DOWN!!!

Posted by: big_bors | October 21, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Sure, I'd be friends with him. He went to prison and paid his debt to society, right? He was dragged through the pile of broken glass naked for more than two years here in the pages of the Washington Post and had everything about him turned into an epithet.

Why not be friends with the guy? There are a lot worse people in Baltimore to be friends with.

Posted by: Extempraneous | October 21, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Of course I'd be his friend, but unfortunately, I don't have a cell phone or the other gimmicks people feel they need today. I'd hope 'ol Jack could use his influence and connections to pay for my two daughters' college educations. I hope this would not count as influence peddling, but hey, I need all the help I can get. Jack, "can you hear me?"

Posted by: bigisle1 | October 21, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

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