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Jack Abramoff has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a scandal sweeping Capitol Hill. These excerpts from heavily redacted documents recently posted online by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, at, show Abramoff enjoyed talking trash.

"Hey bitch, I am ready fo yo ass, but yu a big time faggot and afraid of a real man!" -- Jan. 7, 2003, e-mail from Abramoff challenging his business partner, Michael Scanlon, to a game of racquetball

"We'll find out who they are and make sure our friends crush them like bugs." -- Nov. 12, 2003, e-mail from Abramoff to former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, who was curious about unknown American Indian lobbyists

"BN had a great time and is very grateful, but is not going to mention the [golf] trip to Scotland for obvious reasons. He said he'll show his thanks in other ways, which is what we want." -- Aug. 10, 2002, e-mail in which Abramoff apparently references Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, who this week stepped down from his post as leader of the House committee controlling disclosures of lobbying practices

"The f'ing troglodytes ..." -- Dec. 17, 2001, e-mail from Abramoff to Scanlon referring to members of Michigan's Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribal council

"I think he could fuck us a lot worse than we could fuck him" -- Feb. 23, 2002, e-mail from Abramoff regarding Deputy Interior Department Secretary James Griles, who allegedly worked inside the department to advance Abramoff's aims

"You iz da man! Do you hear me?! You da man!! How much $$ is coming tomorrow? Did we get some more $$ in?" -- March 18, 2002, e-mail from Abramoff to Scanlon

"I'm just surprised I am not under 'dead, disgraced or in jail.'" -- June 26, 2001, e-mail by Abramoff to an associate noting the release of an alumni guide for a law firm where he once worked

-- Compiled by Michael de Yoanna

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