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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:11 PM
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DeLay to serve as GOP adviser
http://www.suntimes.com/output/elect/cst-nws-delay30.ht...

Indicted Texas Rep. Tom DeLay will serve as a ''very powerful adviser'' to the Republican leadership while he battles the conspiracy charge that forced him to step aside as House majority leader, a GOP spokesman said Thursday.

''His experience and insight for over a decade of the Republican majority is invaluable to our leadership and to our members and will be used wisely,'' said Ron Bonjean, spokesman for Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.).

Bonjean said Hastert and DeLay -- two longtime allies -- met privately in the Capitol one day after the Texan was charged with a single count of conspiracy by a Texas grand jury investigating alleged violations of state election law.

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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:12 PM
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1. The Whore
The worthless pandering Whore.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:13 PM
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2. Hmm, "advisor" is that like Brownie being a "consultant" ? n/t
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:56 PM
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11. Fine..
let them crash & burn!
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:05 PM
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12. Just a way to funnel more money to DeLay.
The RW just never gives up.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:13 PM
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3. They don't see the absurdity in this.
One of their number who is being charged with conspiracy is being asked to advise the rest.

Un freaking believable.

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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:59 PM
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33. There ought to be some talking points........
for our Democratic leaders somewhere in that sentence , don't you think? :shrug:
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 03:11 PM
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37. Outrageous! If you think about that, criminal advises GOP! n/t
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:14 PM
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4. Brownie and DeLay
are now advisors to the very same institutions they failed so miserably.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:52 PM
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10. When they want to keep people quiet - they put em on the payroll.
If they're lucky that is.

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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 07:57 AM
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49. Oh, it will stay quiet..
Do you think Americans are ever going to get the truth behind this rotten political party?

From CNN.COM:

Tim Berry, who was DeLay's chief of staff, reported Thursday for his last day of work. A powerful player in almost all things DeLay, Berry had been planning to leave Capitol Hill before Wednesday's indictment, having accepted a job as a lobbyist for Time Warner, Inc., the parent company of CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/29/delay.blunt/inde...
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:15 PM
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5. And when the time comes, they'll recycle Libby as well.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:40 PM
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6. Much the way career criminals become "advisers" in prison...
DeLay can impart some valuable lessons to his partners in crime.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:01 PM
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34. And junior's administration is full of..........
poppy's old retreads. They keep going to the same well all the time, and they say WE'RE the party with no new ideas? :wtf:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:41 PM
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7. Translation: he still has evidence that could be used against us. n/t
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:42 PM
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8. We need a new Smilie
"Tearing hair out"
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:46 PM
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9. .....or turning white
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:51 PM
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16. Until then, this one will have to do
:banghead:
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:06 PM
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20. That's an excellent suggestion.
I hope someone creates one.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:00 PM
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25. how about

or
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:37 PM
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32. I LIKE the first one!
Lou
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:07 PM
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13. Wow! Isn't that kind of like getting Charles Manson to be a
consultant for the FBI?
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:55 PM
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18. More like AL Capone consulting for the MOB
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:32 PM
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23. Your right! Don't know what I was thinking of....
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:41 PM
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27. Yes,but Charles Manson says he is innocent and it's all politics.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:08 PM
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14. You didn't expect him to just . . . LEAVE?!!
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"
-The Wizard of Sleaze
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:33 PM
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15. Uhhll!
:puke:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:54 PM
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17. I think they are just trying to keep up appearances, i don't buy it it's
for real.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:58 PM
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19. How NOT surprised am I.
I knew the "stepping down" business would be in name only; just so much window dressing, which is par for the GOP.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:09 PM
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21. In other words, nothing's changed. They're just doing what they
do best and that's trying to give the "perception" things are different than they actually are.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:16 PM
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22. "Here's my advice, boys: don't launder campaign funds."
:spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:46 PM
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24. Will He Telecommute From Prison?
talk about frivolous technology!
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:21 PM
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26. should'a locked the f***er up... cuffed him and tiptoe frog-marched him
thru the streets of Austin, Texas.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 08:44 AM
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28. Translation:
Delay will keep his job and simply operate behind the scenes. Blunt is window dressing.

Repukes are used to this sort of arrangement. Look who's been running the show from his bunker the past 5 years while the gullible public and whoring press call the chimp "President."
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eomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:33 AM
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29. I'm sure he can give Frist some useful advice...
like how to avoid the dreaded "perp walk".

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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:34 AM
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30. In otherwords, while he had to physically move out of the office
of Majority Leader - he is still going to call of the shots. THat explains the move to Blunt vs Drier. If he weren't calling the shots, the weaker, lower profile Drier was preferable; however, if Blunt agrees to be DeLay's mouthpiece - and knowing he can play the game like DeLay (better enforcer due to the same $$$ access), better stand in.
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TheModernTerrorist Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:49 AM
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31. suprise supirse
I'll bet he just tells the rest of them to "not get caught"
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:40 PM
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35. "DeLay cast his indictment as the work of a partisan prosecutor"
Fuckin' crybaby. I guess technically that's correct, but Ronnie Earle has prosecuted four times as many Democrats as Republicans (12 Democrats, 3 Republicans, ftr), so if he's partisan, he's partisan in the Republicans' favor.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 03:00 PM
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36. IN OTHER WORDS ...



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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 03:21 PM
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38. Techincally, he could still serve as the majority leader....
That position is a party position and the party decides which rules they will use in determing the scope of any of the jobs in the leadership position...

So, I doubt if he is being paid....

what this is saying is Delay is still in charge even though he no longer carries the title, Majority Leader.....
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 03:27 PM
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39. A pathetic way of saying to DeLay we appreciate you violating
the law for us and we see nothing wrong with the way you conduct business!!! Even if you maybe convicted!!!
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 04:07 PM
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40. how will advise from his jail cell?
Don't suppose the prison will let him serve as an advisor. What are the GOP going to do when all their top dogs are in jail?
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 04:35 PM
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41. DeLay is to advice as flame is to:
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 04:36 PM by despairing optimist
a) paper

b) fire extinguisher

c) moth

d) fuse

e) oh, hell, all of the above and more.
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:06 PM
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42. The Elephant's Graveyard
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 05:07 PM by PATRICK
Dragging their expensive ivory tusks into the dirt, the hulking carcasses make their way to secret location, safe from poachers and carrion beasts...

Of course that is romantic legend. But in the GOP, no failed pol, no criminal stooge, no disgraced schlemiel will lack for a consulting job, several panel committee seats, several board memberships, many radio and TV appearances(maybe a show of their own!)frequent highly paid speeches and political wet work assignments behind the scenes. They will write books through invisible ghost writers, plan the agenda of the future from the perspective of their failures in the past. They will hold hands with the young wolves as instantly respected "elders", as martyrs and heroes whose vindication will be revenge upon America.

I am not sure this communal clique has a graveyard except for someone who has LOST, has failed so badly he has managed to bring down his gang with him. As Nixon, one of the founders of this incestuous support group who made the mistake of both failing and not believing sincerely enough in the fairy tales covering over the lies of conservatism. You need dummies and brain damaged goods for that- and fanatics and simpler crooks- and these people do not wander off alone into the sunset.

They know too much. And it is not healthy to start disposing of people in your club who are pretty much like everyone else.

So like any close-knit communistic pack mind, they just move around. Someone else will be assigned the privilege of first jaws in for the kill.

Take a look at any off the think tanks and boardrooms and issue groups and you will see the old jokes home of the GOP leadership, not one abandoned to the wolves, not one chip of ivory let go to the hunters who miss their quarry in plain sight.

And the riches laden hoard lumbers on.
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:16 PM
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43. In other words, screw their own rule re Leaders. If Dem leaders
don't howl about this one, they're not worth their salt at all. They already tried to abort this rule in January, but backed off because they were afraid of the backlash. Let them have that backlash now!
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banana republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:31 PM
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44. So Now They Need Advice on How to be Crooks & Liars??? n/t
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:37 PM
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45. Consiglieri
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:38 PM
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46. Adviser = "I advise you to do what I say, or else."
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:44 PM
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47. EEEEEW . He can't keep his grimy little hands off the power. Can he?

"Smeagol" seems to be the role model for these chumps.
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Gronk Groks Donating Member (582 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:26 PM
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48. Tolkin's LOTR does seem to be a good fit for the present...
...and it sure feels like the depressing part in "The Two Towers".

Dark Lord in charge, evil minions all about. Democracy under siege at Helm's Deep.

Please Divinity, let the Rohan be right around the corner or we are doomed...
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 09:31 AM
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50. Bush is Sauron!


Wanted:





Photo enhanced age progression:


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