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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:50 PM
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Tom DeLay statement coming up -- here it is
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 01:58 PM by highplainsdem
Joke at the start that it's just "another day at the office."

Then he calls the indictment "blatant partisanship" by a "rogue" prosecutor, a "sham," the product of a campaign of "political retribution." He accuses Earle of abusing the power of his office.

Calls Earle an "unabashed partisan zealot." Says Earle has gone out of his way to give media interviews and single DeLay out for personal attacks. Suggests that the indictment today was Earle's response to criticism from his hometown paper, which had asked Earle weeks ago why there was no indictment of DeLay when he'd been mentioned in interviews.

Denies he'd done anything wrong.

And then CNN lost the video and sound at that point, to their surprise. This is a taped statement DeLay had prepared.

Just got the connection back.

Talking about their agenda in Congress.

Says every other "frivolous" accusation against him in the past has been dismissed, and so will this one.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:51 PM
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1. Making a statement but says "no cameras" I heard. nt.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:52 PM
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2. Its ON TV so the no camera stmt is not true.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:53 PM
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3. I'm sure he'll deny any wrongdoing
and the whole thing will get drawn out in the trial. And if OJ can get off he can too.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:53 PM
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4. It's a sham. Charge can't hold up. Product of coordinated
premeditate campaign led by a partisan fanatic.

Mr. Early is exacting personal revenge.

Man - Hope Earle steps up and nails this idiot.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:54 PM
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5. Called Earle a "rogue prosecutor". Digging a DEEP hole.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:55 PM
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6. It's a taped press conference from what CNN said, it is not live
Figures, DeLay delays by using tape, too scared to face the press.

He sure is whining and using outrageous hyperbole which tells me the prosecutor has the evidence!
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:55 PM
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7. I don't think Earle would proceed if he didn't have a rock solid case.
He has to have donethe due diligence and political calculus.

DeLay is not going done easy, I see....
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:56 PM
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8. This is a scathing attack on Earle -
Delay makes it sound like a personal vendetta against him.

Gee.. attack the messenger - a new tactic!



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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:56 PM
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9. He says it's blatantly political.
Whining and lying, lying and whining.

Poor little Tommy, this must remind him of when the Liberals tryed to "attack Christmas". What a shmoe.


:nopity:
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:57 PM
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10. statement cut off TV while Tweety says bye for the hour...
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:00 PM
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11. Wow what a day...get to watch the bugman squirm...waiting for the dying
quiver of this career. Doing the "DearAbby Okie Dokie dance"...stand back everone!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:02 PM
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14. He made a taped statement, we didn't get a chance to REALLY
see him squirmed.

No questions taken. Who was in the room with him?
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:09 PM
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19. Were his legs stuck up it the air
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:01 PM
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12. Wolf asks if this is "a bump in the road or the end of the road" for DeLay
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:01 PM
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13. Delay gets to share a bed with Rufus make him my bitch.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:03 PM
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15. Anybody surrpised?
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:05 PM
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16. Crying like a stuck pig..
hahahahahahahahahahahah You are goin down Bugman.....
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:05 PM
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17. Did DeLay really say; it's the most shameful attack in american history?"
What did he say exactly?

Purest hubris. Pure hyperbole.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:10 PM
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20. Either the most shameful, or one of the most shameful.
Either way, it was pure hubris and hyperbole, as you said.
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:07 PM
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18. So, Mr DeLay, it's all partisan, huh?
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:08 PM by StellaBlue


Poor little Tommy... a witch hunt... oh, I feel SO SORRY for him and all his little pals... aw....

:nopity: :nopity: :nopity:

WHEN CLINTON LIED NO ONE DIED!

KARMA'S A BITCH!
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:10 PM
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21. How soon before Earle comes up missing or dead?
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:12 PM
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22. Jeeez - sounds like Delay got trained for this by Brownie
Must be a BushCo Occult Benefit - to get Total Denial, attack the critics, Training

Pathetic. Repubs just keep passing the buck, or trying to do so, an accept responsibility for nothing.

Republican Family Values -- what a krok O' Krap
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:12 PM
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23. Sheesh, what a crybaby!
If I were a Republican (big "IF" there), I'd be totally embarrassed...assuming of course that Republicans ever get embarrassed by anything.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:13 PM
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24. Cafferty commenting now.
Mentioned that a week ago, when he and Wolf were talking about whether some of the pork might be taken out of the transportation bill, Wolf had said that DeLay had said there was no pork in the bill, and Cafferty had asked, "Has he been indicted yet?" Cafferty says he'll save that video, though it was only a flip remark, an offhand remark.

Cafferty question of the day -- Should DeLay resign from Congress?
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AnarchoFreeThinker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:13 PM
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25. what do you expect from a guy who wears a hairnet when he cooks?
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rbajai Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:20 PM
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26. Persecution Complex Alert!!
:nopity: :nopity: :nopity:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:21 PM
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27. "Denies he'd done anything wrong."
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:21 PM by WritingIsMyReligion
As usual, the ass. Take responsibility, piss-head; go on, a swill won't hurt you...
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:22 PM
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28. Anyone have a link to the full text of his statement, or video?
I checked CNN and MSNBC but didn't see anything but brief quotes so far.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:36 PM
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29. One of his lawyers was on CNN a few minutes ago.
Says they want a trial before the end of the year. Says the judge may throw the case out, but "any fair jury" will find DeLay innocent.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:54 PM
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30. A "fair jury" already voted to indict. DeLay's crap-bag lawyer
will always blame everyone else, even the system itself. Just like DeLay.

There is no such thing as responsibility when you get criminals with the level of power achieved by the numerous Republican criminals running the country now.

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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:41 PM
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31. LINK TO COMPLETE TEXT OF DELAY'S STATEMENT:
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