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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:52 PM
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Grand jury foreman defends DeLay indictment
The 12-member grand jury that indicted U.S. Rep. Tom Delay, R-Sugar Land, faces scrutiny from critics who say they are lackeys for Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle.

Foreman William Gibson lives in a Northeast Austin neighborhood.

It's been his philosophy not to have his picture taken because he doesn't want to be harassed, Gibson said.

Gibson isn't really afraid of that. He did his duty and that bound him to look at Tom Delay as just another Texan accused of criminal conspiracy, he said.

"I like his aggressiveness and everything, and I had nothing against the House majority man, but I felt that we had enough evidence, not only me, but the other grand jury members," Gibson said.

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The grand jury foreman also takes great exception to accusations that he and 11 other grand jury members followed the lead of Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle instead of following the evidence.

"It was not a rubber stamp deal. It was not an overnight deal. If we needed extra information, it was provided to us," Gibson said.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:56 PM
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1. Take that you cnn, msrnc punditcratheads.
delay the big hammer is getting some paybacks..imagine that!
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Dancing_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:12 PM
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2. "just another Texan accused of criminal conspiracy"
There HAVE been a few of those now, haven't there?

Glad to hear that some of his fellow statesman still believe in truth and justice, and that no rich bastard in this country should be above the law.
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3. duplicate topic
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