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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Delay Indicted!


U.S. House Majority Whip Tom Delay, (R, Sugarland, Tx.) was just indicted by District Attorney Ronnie Earle in Austin, Texas.
Delay's associates Joe Allbaugh and Jack Abrahamoff have already been indicted by the Grand Jury in Austin for charges related to political funds used illegally to finance the campaign for the redistricting of Texas Congressional districts which cost many sitting Democrats their seats in the next election.
Delay claims this is just a "political" action and that he will soon be vindicated. Let's hope not! He released a whining statement today denying the charges and saying this was a "vicious" act of retribution because of his political "victory" following his sordid actions in passing the redistricting of the Texas Congressional districts.
Delay has been forced to step down as House Majority Whip because of the House ethics rules. When it first became apparent that Delay might be indicted the rules, which required that any officer of the House who might be indicted should resign, were changed. This sparked a political firestorm and recently the rules were restored.
Delay has long been the biggest thug in Congress using intimidation, hyperbolic rhetoric and financial aid, or the witholding and blocking of it, to gain tremendous power in congress. His not too subtle tactics earned him the sobriquet "The Hammer." Delay was proud of this reputation and took full use of it.
In recent years Delay has tried to extend his reach into state affairs, which he did in the redistricting case and into such nationally watched events as the Terri Schiavo case.
It is about time for him to get his come uppance!

3 Comments:

At 3:19 PM , Blogger TS said...

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At 3:30 PM , Blogger SonnyM said...

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At 1:56 PM , Blogger MidlifeMutant said...

Just warms yer heart doesn't it.

 

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