Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Delay Indicted

Don't let anyone tell you it's just politics that the prosecutor in the Tom Delay is a Democrat. Ronnie Earle is a Democrat, but he's indicted more Democrats than Republicans. So, it's hard to argue he's just out to get the GOP. Actually, it's the other way around. It appears Delay's dirty tricks and money practices upended a lawful, bipartisan redistricting. Delay didn't much appreciate the redistricting plan so he allegedly conspired to import corporate cash to add congressional seats via an unprecedented -- and some argue--unlawful addition of Congressional seats. It's the money Earle has apparently focused on, though. Trouble is, you can't use corporate cash in Texas. But, even if Delay's out in Congress, there's likely no end to his practices. He'll probably just take them elsewhere. And I wonder if the indictment will make a dime's worth of difference in the necessary clean-up of Republican cronyism and corruption. Read the story here.