March 25, 2006
More DeLay DeLights
News flash: according to Bob Novak, tarred and feathered lobbyist Jack Abramoff is not only not implicating Tom DeLay (R-TX), he's actually going out of his way to let folks know that he's got nothing on the Texan:
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has advised friends that he has no derogatory information about former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and is not implicating him as part of his plea bargain with federal prosecutors.
Now, Novak could of course be wrong; he's been wrong before. Or Novak could be technically accurate, in that he could be correctly quoting Abramoff (second hand); yet Abramoff could be spoofing his friends and still be singing like a canary about all the supposed misdeeds of Tom DeLay.
But I've always been skeptical about the suggestion -- rampant in the blogosphere on both Left and Right -- that Tom DeLay was going to be brought down by some huge revelation of corruption from Jack Abramoff. From the very beginning, I have thought the "connection" was based upon nothing deeper than the gleeful belief among liberals (and the secret fear among conservatives) that DeLay was really guilty of all the stuff obsessed Inspector Javert Ronnie Earle alleged -- and therefore DeLay is a Kriminal -- and Jack Abramoff was a Kriminal -- so they must have been Kriminally Konspiring with each other... it only stands to reason!
Shame (as always) on the Left for smearing a man for no reason other than pique that he broke up their little Texas gerrymander that gave Democrats a majority of congressmen -- even though the state was overwhelmingly Republican. And shame too on the Right for being such cowards and poltroons that they rushed to join the smear campaign, hoping to be spared attacks on themselves.
Evidence may still emerge that DeLay is somehow involved with Jack Abramoff's payola machine. But we've been awful long on accusations and mighty short on evidence for months now. If truth means anything to Republicans, I think it's time to start sticking up for Tom DeLay's right to be considered innocent until proven guilty... not just in the courtroom but in our hearts as well.
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The following hissed in response by: hunter
The Delay 'scandal', like the Plame 'scandal' makes conservative scandal mongering during clinton look like child's play. The great thing is that since the liberals seek to criminalize an ever widening class of actions - those that liberals don't like- they have to start seeing a pattern:
clinton only survived because people refused to cooperate with the investigations. Think of Susan McDougal and her going to jail rather than cooperate. The billing records showing up after the statute of limitations ran out. The Chinese who left the country. etc. etc. etc. etc.
Andthe Republicans keep beating the rap by cooperating and telling the truth.
It must be sort of galing, no?
The following hissed in response by: RBMN
I never did think that anybody had anything real, and serious, to charge DeLay with. If they did, they sure wouldn't leave the task to some low-rent buffoon like Ronnie Earle to pursue in the reckless way that he goes about it. Tom DeLay knew full well that as an effective Republican leader, he's under a microscope So, I don't think DeLay is a saint, but I give him a lot of credit for being smart and careful.
The following hissed in response by: cdquarles
I had been wondering why there had been little news about the Tom DeLay trial. Now I know :)
The above hissed in response by: cdquarles at March 26, 2006 4:50 PM
The following hissed in response by: eeoowww
I'm really going to rub the lefties nose in this when DeLay is exonerated. I think they all need to eat a ton of crow.
In the infamous words of the Terminator
I'll be back
The above hissed in response by: eeoowww at March 26, 2006 4:57 PM
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