Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tom DeLay Indicted

Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer

Eventually justice is served and today we are on our way to seeing Rep. Tom DeLay pay for his lack of ethics and possibly for criminal involvement. A Texas grand jury on charged DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, the indictment has forced him to step down as House majority leader.

According to the New York Times, GOP congressional officials said Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., will recommend that Rep. David Dreier of California step into those duties. Some of the duties may go to the GOP whip, Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri. The Republican rank and file may meet as early as Wednesday night to act on Hastert's recommendation.

"The president's view is to let the legal process work," Mr. McClellan said. "There's a legal process and we're going to let it work."

Our president who surrounds himself with greedy dishonest former corporate executives continues to support DeLay. Of course, he still lets Turd Blossom (Karl Rove) run amuck.

Maybe we’ve heard the last of DeLay, who thought there was little wrong with Terri Schiavo, and most recently said that there is no waste in the federal budget. He is also known for punishing his preceived enemies, who are generally people doing honest work.

Criminal conspiracy is a state felony punishable by six months to two years in a state jail and a fine of up to $10,000. The potential two-year sentence forces DeLay to step down under House Republican rules.


B2 said...

It seems that Blount is stepping in, but he's calling it a "temporary" measure, as he expects DeLay to get off and resume his duties.

Chandira said...

it was fun watching DeLay squirm the other night. Oh joy..