Tuesday, November 16, 2004

What's an indictment or two among friends?

Senate Majority Leader and crackpot Tom Delay is about to get indicted.

So The Republicans are changing the rules so he can stay in charge anyway.

House Republicans were contemplating changing their rules in order to allow members indicted by state prosecutors to remain in a leadership post, a move designed to benefit Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) in case he is charged by a Texas grand jury that has indicted three of his political associates, GOP leaders said today.

The rules change, which some leaders said is likely to be adopted Wednesday, comes as House Republicans return to Washington indebted to DeLay for the enhanced majority they won in this month's elections. DeLay led an aggressive redistricting effort in Texas last year that resulted in five Democratic House members retiring or losing reelection. It also triggered the grand jury inquiry into fundraising efforts related to the state legislature's redistricting actions.

So - the Republicans appear to have increased thier Senate lead through illegal fundraising.

And instead of PUNISHING the criminal in their midst, they are going to REWARD him by CHANGING RULES so he doesn't have to suffer the consequences of his criminality. Because they are GRATEFUL for him criminality because they benefitted from it

Now - are the Democrats going to have the sense to SHOOT this fish while it's sitting there in the barrel?

Or are they just going to ignore it, as usual?

No comments: