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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:39 AM
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(RW) NH Union Leader: "Boot Delay: He Shamesthe GOP"
http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_showa.html?artic...



POLITICIANS WHO fall into legal trouble almost always claim that the prosecutor is politically motivated, as House Majority Leader Tom DeLay did when indicted for criminal conspiracy on Wednesday. DeLay might actually be right.

The indictment, by a Travis County, Texas, grand jury, was sought by District Attorney Ronnie Earle, a Democrat. Containing no hard evidence against DeLay, it is a surprisingly thin reed upon which to reed to hang a criminal case. Even The Washington Post, a strong critic of DeLay, has questioned the indictment's merits.

<snip>

If DeLay is right that the indictment was politically motivated, then he has finally received a taste of his own medicine. DeLay has used his position to crush Democrats at every conceivable opportunity, and he has overstepped ethical bounds to do so. DeLay wields power for one purpose: to enrich and empower himself and his allies.

Even if the indictment is entirely meritless, DeLay is an embarrassment as a majority leader. His mania for power and disregard for good government reflect poorly on all Republicans. Because House rules forced DeLay to step down as majority leader, House Republicans have a rare opportunity to replace a leader who has shamed the party with one who is more concerned with passing good laws than humiliating his political opponents. They should take it.



Once again the Union Leader turns on the * administration and its cronies. 2 weeks ago it went after *'s non-response to Katrina, and now it is calling out DeLay. The political winds sure are blowing strange around here.

BTW, I will put a curse on anyone who finds this in E&P tomorrow and puts it up in LBN like the last time I posted about UL's editorial. :evilgrin:

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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:56 AM
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1. The Union-Leader's an ber-Con paper, too!
Kicking and recommending - As the U-L goes, so goes the (Repug) nation! :thumbsup:
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:59 AM
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2. Kicked, and recommended. Something I like to see!!
n/t
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:15 AM
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3. A late late kick
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:57 AM
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4. DeLay doesn't shame the GOP: he is the epitome of the GOP, the heart,
mind, and soul of the GOP, the essence of their being, what they are all about.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:57 PM
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5. Methinks the Union-Leader ain't what it used to be. . .
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 02:10 PM by DinahMoeHum
since publisher Nackey Loeb kicked the bucket.

:evilgrin:
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marketsquareguy Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:33 PM
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6. The UL
Actually, they have become more of a prissy metrosexual mess since Wacky Nacky shuffled off this mortal coil. Frankly, they were more fun when they were pugnacious and outlandish.
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 05:24 AM
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7. Huh?!?
Did you get some bad beef in your burger at the Rusty Hammer? "Prissy metrosexual mess"? I have no idea what that means ... now, mind you, I don't read the print edition, just check in on-line to see what kind of spinsanity they are pushing each day. But prissy and metrosexual are never words that come to mind when I read it--unlike when I read the Boston Phoenix. :)
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