Thursday, October 20, 2005


Ney racking up the billable hours

[Fixed significant typo]

Let's see what we have here.

Say attorney Mark Touhey is charging an average of $400 per hour. That means that Bob Ney's transfer of $136,000 from his campaign chest to his legal defense has bought him about 3400 340 hours at Touhey's firm. Now, we fully understand when someone is dealing with federal prosecutors, it doesn't take long to rack up an enormous legal bill. If, on the other hand it's true that Touhey has only been working on Ney's behalf for six months, that would suggest that there is a lot more going on than preparing "just-in-case" materials.

Please, please don't waste your time reading Jack Torry's piece today in the Dispatch. Why Ben Marrison pays for Torry to live in DC to write summaries of stories written by real reporters is beyond us, but then again it's not our money.

If you want to know what's really going on, go right to the story by James V. Grimaldi and Susan Schmidt that ran in the WaPo three days ago.


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