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Fear of a Black Hat

A New York Times editorial urging enhanced congressional campaign-donation disclosure rules begins by stating that “Congress is still haunted by the black hat and easy-money grin of Jack Abramoff…”

It’s worth noting that the Forward cracked the mysteryof this black hat that is, apparently, still haunting Capitol Hill way back in January 2006: It’s a $200 Borsalino Como II fedora purchased by Abramoff from Brooklyn’s Bencraft Hatters.

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