Rohrabacher: I can pick 'em!
Rohrabacher: I can pick 'em!

Dana Rohrabacher Surrounds Himself With Crooks

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County's unabashed career politician, has affectionately coddled many slimy characters over the years.

There was Sheriff Mike Carona, now a convicted felon.

There was Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo, now a convicted felon.

There was cheating corporate lobbyist Jack Abramoff, now a convicted felon.

There was relentless pedophile and Rohrabacher congressional aide Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, now a convicted felon.

There was con artist Joseph Medawar, now a convicted felon.

Hell, Rohrabacher married a woman, Rhonda, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud and conspiracy charges and is now her husband's campaign manager.

Well, Abramoff has emerged from prison and written an autobiography, according to a new report in The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C.

Abramoff admits that he was a sleaze ball who shamelessly used financial gifts to buy politicians and that among those who visited him in prison was longtime pal Rohrabacher.

Very touching.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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