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Review: Casino Jack And The United States Of Money

Peering into evil conservative souls
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 19, 2010
3.5 3.5 Stars

Had someone fire-bombed an annual college-Republicans' meeting in the early 1980s, he would have spared this country a lot of pain and strife. Among the torched would have been the two main antagonists of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s thorough new documentary: reprehensible Pat Robertson appendage Ralph Reed and disgraced Atlantic City–born crook extraordinaire “Casino” Jack Abramoff.

Inspired by greed, Indiana Jones, and General Patton, these vagrants would go on to engage in athletic and subversive lobbying, to manipulate untold amounts of legislation through various regulatory loopholes, and to buy and sell politicians as needed. Thanks to the way these spotlight whores lived their entire adult lives on camera, Gibney has a vantage point into their evil conservative souls.

Abramoff will likely agree, since this film will hit DVD just about the time he’s released from prison later this year.

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