Bang the what slowly?

I guess I'm not paying as much attention to these things as I should. But when I heard G. Gordon Liddy say something about an angry manicurist being at the heart of the Abramoff scandal, I was intrigued.

And Wonkette did not disappoint:

We only have Abramoff on the hook today because his partner, Michael Scanlon, rolled on him. And, as Raw Story reported today, we may only know about Michael Scanlon because of a jilted former lover, Emily Miller, who avenged herself after Scanlon took up with a manicurist by going to the FBI and dropping the proverbial dime. You may remember Miller from the time she famously attempted to prematurely end a Meet The Press interview with ColinPowell.
The Raw Story piece is here:
....Miller was upset because her fiancee, Michael Scanlon, had broken off their engagement, two of Miller’s former State Department co-workers said. While still engaged to Miller, Scanlon had started an affair with a manicurist and broke up with Miller because he planned to marry the other woman, three of Scanlon’s former associates at DeLay’s office said. They added that the two had numerous public arguments.

But Miller had something on Scanlon. He confided in her all of his dealings with Abramoff, former colleagues said. She saw his emails and knew the intimate details of his lobbying work—work which is now the center of a criminal fraud investigation. After the breakup, Miller went to the FBI and told them everything about Scanlon’s dealings with Abramoff, her coworkers added.

In turning him in, she became the agency’s star witness against her former lover.

It's juicy.

Moral of the story? It's probably not a good idea to confide in people you're going to betray.

posted by Eric on 01.04.06 at 05:17 PM


Moral of the story? Do your own nails.

Grand Stand   ·  January 5, 2006 7:35 PM

I bite mine....

Eric Scheie   ·  January 6, 2006 10:39 AM

Hell hath no fury!

Bonnie   ·  January 6, 2006 2:50 PM

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