GQ knocks off the halo of holy boy Ralph Reed

July 15, 2006 | By | Reply More

Check out this Huffpo post on the nauseatingly sactimonious Ralph Reed. 

In the upcoming GQ, Sean Flynn takes on — and takes down — Christian Coalition and Republican stalwart Ralph Reed, just days before the Georgia primary this Tuesday, July 18th in which Reed will seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Flynn pulls absolutely no punches here, charting Reed’s rise through the Christian Coalition through his dubious dealings with Jack Abramoff , sketchy history as a campaign consultant and sketchier history touting moneymaking schemes pegged to life insurance payouts from elderly Indians and African-Americans (“mortgaging black people”). The article is long – almost 8,000 words – and packed chock-full of example after damning example of Reed’s religious hypocrisy (gambling) and unsavory dealings (Abramoff said of him that he was “a bad version of us.”

As they say, what goes around, comes around.

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