Let their be no delay: Send Tom DeLay packing

WSJ.com – Texas Grand Jury Indicts House Majority Leader DeLay:

A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, and Mr. DeLay said he will step down temporarily as House majority leader.

Republicans should begin to hold their own to the same standards they assert over the country. Tom DeLay is just one of many Republicans who have cashed in on power rather than served the public. After all the rhetoric about a return to honor, the Rs should be stepping up to the accountability bar energetically.

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3 thoughts on “Let their be no delay: Send Tom DeLay packing”

  1. Canadians were one of the first countries to step up to the plate to assist in the Gulf.
    I’m sorry to say that the ongoing trade disputes with our lumber will affect the people that most need our help.
    I’m talking about the citizens of Mississipi & New Orleans and that guy in New Jersey that wants to finish his rec room.

    End the softwood lumber tariffs NOW!!

  2. Hmmm, I thought in this country people were innocent until proven guilty.


    indictment (noun)
    An accusation of wrongdoing.

    Also, before you rush to be accuser, judge and jury, take a look at the history of the prosecutor. He isn’t exactly a neutral figure. He has been found charging people with unsubstantiated crimes before.

    Let’s let the TRUTH come out.

    PS. If you want to see a real criminal, see former Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski.

  3. We’ll see, Romeo, we’ll see. DeLay, however, has bullied and broken House ethics rules for years. The Republicans should hold him to the high standards they set for the rest of the country, particularly Democrats. A little less hypocrisy would allow a lot more truth to come out.

    Rostenkowski, a Democrat, was a criminal, for sure. He abused House franking priveleges. I happened to have sat at a restaurant table in Chicago next to the table where Rostenkowski, his wife and another couple were dining on the day he was indicted. They sat there lamenting how all he had done for people was unappreciated, as if it justified what he was indicted for—it was pathetic and infuriating.

    If DeLay is guilty of criminal conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws, I hope you’ll acknowledge it with equal verve.

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