Tuesday, April 4, 2006

What's The DeLay Back Story?

What's the backstory on this one? Who's Sorry? Who Doesn't have a clue? Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful, nasty, skillful hardball players is throwing in the towel? There's more to it than this. What doesn't come out in the wash will come out in the rinse...The Tony Rudy plea last week was not a good sign.

We believe that when the GOP leaves the majority, it will leave behind a wasteland of corruption, prison sentences, death, murder, war, deficit. Great going for a party who came in on family values and love of Country.

WaPo "DeLay faces a trial later this year on money-laundering charges in Texas that stems from an October 2005 indictment related to corporate contributions to state elections in 2001 and 2002. Since then, two former aides and one of his most prominent contributors have pleaded guilty in a separate federal probe to crimes including conspiracy; wire, tax and mail fraud; and corruption of public officials.

The picture appeared to darken further last week with the guilty plea of Tony C. Rudy, DeLay's former deputy chief of staff. Edwin A. Buckham, the lawmaker's former chief of staff and his closest political and spiritual adviser, was described in court documents filed in the case as someone who collaborated with Rudy, Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former DeLay aide Michael Scanlon. They arranged payments, trips and favors that the department's investigators charged were part of an illegal conspiracy, "according to the documents.