« Senate 2006: Give 'em Hell Harry! | Main | CA-26: Gay Republican Leader David Dreier »

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

TX-22: Tom DeLay Indicted

Posted by Bob Brigham

From CNN:

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy by Texas grand jury, according to Travis County clerk's office.

Tom DeLay is the poster boy for the Republican Culture of Corruption.

UPDATE (Tim): The media has already started consistently placing the word "Democrat" before the name of prosecutor Ronnie Earle in an attempt to perpetuate the Republican meme that the indictment is a "partisan witch hunt." It would be helpful for media-types to consider this nugget from the Houston Chronicle:

During his long tenure, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle has prosecuted many more Democratic officials than Republicans. The record does not support allegations that Earle is prone to partisan witch hunts.

UPDATE (Bob): Via Atrios we learn the time DeLay is looking at:

The charge, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years incarceration, stems from his role with his political committee, Texans for a Republican Majority, a now-defunct organization that already had been indicted on charges of illegally using corporate money during the 2002 legislative elections.

Posted at 12:48 PM in 2006 Elections, 2006 Elections - House, Culture of Corruption, Republicans, Scandals, Texas | Technorati

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Wow, the Delay indictment was on my wishlist for 2006 but it looks like it has come early, not that I'm complaining.

Remaining on my humble list:

1. Karl Rove indicted.
2. Lewis I. "Scooter" Libby indicted.
3. Rick Santorum loses to Bob Casey Jr.
4. Mike DeWine loses to Paul Hackett
5. Dick Cheney goes and f*cks himself.

Am I asking too much?

Posted by: Samson [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 28, 2005 01:34 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment