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September 28, 2005
DeLay Indicted!

Holy shit! Is it Christmas?

delay indicted

A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, an indictment that likely will force him to step down as House majority leader.

DeLay attorney Steve Brittain said DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay's national political committee.

GOP congressional officials said the plan was for DeLay to temporarily relinquish his leadership post and Speaker Dennis Hastert will recommend that Rep. David Dreier of California step into those duties.

New York Times

First George Bush asks people to stop driving so much (what was THAT about?) and now this. My goodness.

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I thought that you might be happy with the news, but for the life of me I can't think why you have taken such a personal interest in seeing this man punished, justly or unjustly is yet to be decided.

Uh, because he's a dirty, lying scumbag? I rejoice in his downfall because he sucks. I don't believe a word he says. Even if he squirms out of an actual conviction, I'll always be convinced he's dirty.

For reference on your own side, see "Clinton Years".