Wednesday, September 28, 2005

DeLay Delight!

Tom DeLay was indicted today for conspiracy to commit fundraising fraud. From Yahoo:

"A defiant DeLay said he had done nothing wrong and denounced the Democratic prosecutor who pursued the case as a "partisan fanatic." He said, "This is one of the weakest, most baseless indictments in American history. It's a sham."

One of the weakest, most baseless indeed. At least since the Republicans tried to impeach a President for getting a blow job.

Payback is a b*tch, isn't it, Tommy?


Lord Bowler said...

"Payback is a b**ch, isn't it Tommy."

Excellent quote, E. I think that comment right there sums up DeLay's point about it being a politically motivated move on the part of Democrats in Texea (Earle is a democrat, after all). Anything to get one of the more "aggressive" Republicans out of office through the "indictment" method rather than through the "election" method, since that never seems to work.

But what is more telling is the real truth behind the investigation and indictment itself. No one has questioned Earle's tactics and ultimate purpose in this investigation, considering the fact that he dropped charges against 4 of the 8 corporations indicted last year in this same case when they promised to give money to the "anti-corporation political contributions" campaign that Earle has been waging for more than 10 years.

Essentially, if you give money to Earle's pet projects, you get off the hook. Nothing like buying yourself a little justice, eh?

Feel free to respond AFTER DeLay is found not guilty.

E said...

Please! Earle has indicted 15 people, 12 of them Democrats. He is the least partisan guy there is in the "political indictment" field, in which the Republicans specialize.

The issue for DeLay is that this is the charge DeLay was supposed to walk away from free and clear; the real worry was the upcoming investigation into the Abramoff situation.

Trust me. If this indictment doesn't make Tommy finally have to atone for his sins, the next one will. And let's be honest: the Dems aren't the only ones feeling the glee; there is many a dry eye in the GOP as well.

Live by the hammer, Die by the hammer.

Lord Bowler said... of today, an update on this.

DeLay has been indicted again, for another conspiracy charge. Not good for DeLay.

Also, the foreman of the first grand jury has admitted in numerous interviews that he passed the indictment through because he "didn't like the Texas Republican Committee TV ads during the 2002 campaign."

Hm...that's not partisan of course. Justice is blind. Just ask OJ.