A sign that the Internet is embedding itself in Washington political culture: The route to redemption for an ex-con influence peddler runs through...a blog!

Check it out: A new blog titled Republic Report* features the contributions of Jack Abramoff, he of one of the sleaziest Washington scandals ever. Think fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. According to a press release on United Republic, Abramoff will do the following:

Jack Abramoff, former Republican “superlobbyist” whose recently released book, Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist, details the techniques used by the influence industry to affect government, as well as a reform agenda to restrict the undue influence of lobbyists and special interests. In the last year he has become an outspoken critic of the industry, appearing regularly on television and radio. Abramoff’s insights will begin to appear on Republic Report next week.

The blog will do a bunch of other things as well. But the story here? Abramoff blogs!

*Item has been corrected to state that the name of the blog is the Republic Report; it previously said “United Republic,” which is the organization that produces the blog.