Get this film and watch it: "Casino Jack," starring Kevin Spacey and Kelly Preston. It was produced in 2009 and is available on dvd. It tells the truth about right-wing PR man, Jack Abramoff, and his trek to prison. He brought to jail with him the former Republican leader in the House of Representatives, Tom DeLay.
All the slimey right-wing political leaders of recent vintage are clearly in sight: Senator John McCain, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Karl Rove, etc. The list is long, and the specifics of under-the-table schemes to raise money are played out for you. Some are marched off to jail, some are shown in their complicity.
The film was directed by George Hickenlooper for Twentieth Century Fox Films. One sometimes is so amazed at the arrogant cheating, the gross vote-buying, the unsavoriness, the slime, the low-lifes working for the right-wing political leaders that you stop and think "could this be true?" Yep, it is true and the people who put this film together and used the actual names would be sued to high heaven if it were not. It is true. No disclaimers needed. It is blatantly presented. And Spacey, as Abramoff, is in his usual excellence as an actor who captures the denying creepiness of the right-wing PR man.
Get the film. Watch it. See your right-wing government in action. It is creepier and truer than you can imagine. The Republican Party is sick ...very sick. And the use of religion to justify their sleaziness is atrocious.