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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:25 PM
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DeLay Must Appear in Austin on Charge to be Fingerprinted and Photographed
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:03 PM by NNN0LHI
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

AUSTIN, Texas -- The next step in the criminal proceedings against Republican leader Tom DeLay is a trip to Austin to be fingerprinted and photographed.

DeLay was indicted Wednesday on one count of criminal conspiracy for his alleged role in a campaign finance scheme that helped give Republicans power in the Texas House and in Congress.

DeLay's attorneys were working out the details of when the 11-term congressman would return to Texas in hopes of saving him from further embarrassment, they said.

"What we're trying to avoid is Ronnie Earle having him taken down in handcuffs, and fingerprinted and photographed. That's uncalled for and I don't think that's going to happen," said Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's attorney.

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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:26 PM
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perp walk perp walk
I want a perp walk, handcuffed and shamed around the block.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:26 PM
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1. Perp-walk him!!!!!
Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:27 PM
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2. When is the Perp Walk?
Inquiring minds want to know.
:shrug:
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:27 PM
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3. The Smoking Gun.com - get ready!!!! eom.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:27 PM
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4. can't be "delayed"
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:27 PM
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5. Oh yes, this puke thinks he is above the law.
:puke:
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:27 PM
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6. handcuffs! Leg irons! Shackles!
why not!! They do it to people arrested for some traffic violations. Oh how I want to see him in leg irons!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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7. picture of mug shot on front page n.t
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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8. Aw, rats! He's only been indicted on One Lousy Count??
Ugh.

Hoping more than ever that The ONE...Sticks.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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9. Ah I do sure hope the prison photographer
gives him an ugly mug shot
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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10. How sweet it is!
:D :woohoo:
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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11. HA! FROG MARCH THE BUG MAN
:headbang:
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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12. HOW SOON BEFORE HE GOES TO TRIAL???
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:32 PM
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20. He's already copped a plea bargain. He'll plea "nolo contendere"
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 07:33 PM by Walt Starr
He waived the statute of limitations on the conspiracy charge under advise and consent of counsel. The only reason for that would be if he was bargaining on a plea and faced more serious charges that did not have a three year statute of limitations.

Here's the text from the indictment:

"The Grand Jury further presents that, with the advise and consent of counsel, the defendent, Thomas Dale DeLay, did heretofore knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waive application of Articles 12.01 and 12.02 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure to the indictment presented herein. In particular, the Grand Jury present that with the advice and consent of counsel, the defendent, Thomas Dale DeLay, did knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waive the requirement that an indictment for the felony offense of criminal conspiracy, the object of which is felony other than those listed in Subdivisions (1) and (5) of Article 12.01 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, may be presented within three years from the date of commission of the offense, and not afterward, insofar as such requirement pertains to the indictment presented herein,"

Bottom of page three of the indictment:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0928051delay3.html

and the top of page four of the indictment:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0928051delay4.html
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:38 PM
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23. Thanks, Walt.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:29 PM
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13. Ya gotta love it!!!
:bounce:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:30 PM
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14. Why should he get preferential treatment? Handcuff him, the whole
nine yards!
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:30 PM
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FROG MARCH NUMERO UNO!!!!!!!! n/t
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:30 PM
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15. Bug-marched
:-)
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:30 PM
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16. YAY!!! I hope his mugshot ends up on the Smoking Gun! nt
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:30 PM
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17. HANDCUFF THE BASTARD.......AND LEAVE HIS ASS IN JAIL
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:32 PM
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19. Can You Say...
Prison Bitch? :evilgrin:
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:31 PM
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18. LOL! So, Anyone Taking Bets On How Long Until The Mugshots Hit the Blogs??
:evilgrin:
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:39 PM
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24. Mugshots are a part of the public record
I expect thesmokinggun.com to have 'em within minutes of them being taken and entered into the record.
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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:33 PM
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21. "Uncalled for?"
What?! I can think of a million and half things Bugman Delay did that might be considered "uncalled for."

Face the perp walk like a real Texan would, Tommyboy...
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:36 PM
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22. Now, THAT merits BROAD PRESS COVERAGE!!!!!
The American people would lap that shit up,...big time!!!

C'MON MEDIA CORP!!! GET YOUR CAMERAS AND NOTEPADS ALL OVER THAT EVENT!!!!
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newswolf56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:54 PM
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25. What no one seems to realize is the probability Bush will...
pardon DeLay (no matter what he is convicted of) and then (by gerrymander, Diebold or whatever else is necessary) keep DeLay in office. Same for anybody else so convicted: Nix...er, Bush will simply pardon him. (Or her.)

In fact -- as the indictments roll in -- I think we'll see how defiantly criminal this administration truly is. That's why -- until there's a new Democratic president in the White House -- any celebration is premature.

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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:55 PM
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26. Bush can't pardon him. This is a state charge, not a federal charge.
And if governor goodhair in Texas pardons him, there will be jhell to pay for the entire Republican party.
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newswolf56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:19 PM
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31. I was under the impression the president could pardon ALL convictions...
including those by state courts (as in Ford's pardon of Nixon, which also granted Nixon blanket immunity from ALL presidential-conduct charges in ANY courts, federal, state or local.)
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:54 PM
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34. Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution...
"The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
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newswolf56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:01 PM
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35. Thank you. Obviously I was wrong.
This also says that much of the reporting on Ford's pardon of Nixon -- that it was a blanket, absolute pardon even for offenses against local law like the Watergate Burglary itself -- was wrong. Part of my love for DU is that it is a place even an opinionated, geezerly curmudgeon like myself can actually learn something. Thanks again.
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newswolf56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:43 PM
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33. Also -- responding to your second statement ("there will be hell...
to pay for the entire Republican party") -- I don't think the Republicans give a damn. I think that is precisely the lesson of New Orleans, especially the brazen fuck-you manner in which Bush is turning the "recovery" into obscene profits for his supporters.

Thus I believe the Republicans will defiantly milk the country dry between now and 2008, monkeywrenching the elections any way they can, hoping to remain in power by whatever means necessary (including even a homeland-security/military coup), but nevertheless prepared to surrender if they are forced to -- and meanwhile reducing America to a Third World horror, all the while knowing that if necessary they can flee to some non-extradition country and live off their offshore investments and Swiss bank accounts. Which is why -- if it takes a state pardon to keep DeLay out of prison -- that is precisely what will happen. Likewise once the Enron trials are over, I have no doubt those people will all be pardoned too.

Stop thinking of the Republicans as ordinary Americans or even ordinary human beings. They are not: they are plutocrats and fascists -- every bit as remorselessly savage as Jihadists in their contempt for the American people, and therefore the personal enemy of every American who is not part of the oligarchy. Beyond the fact that it gives many of the plutocrats pleasure when we suffer and die (note Bush gleefully playing guitar as we died in New Orleans), they are absolutely indifferent to what we think and feel. All that matters to them is profit, whether materially or politically. "If this means infuriating the electorate with a pardon, so be it -- one way or another, the electorate can always be nullified": not a "real" quote, but nevertheless exactly how they think -- and until we realize the full import of that hideous truth and act accordingly, we will continue to lose.
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:57 PM
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27. Too bad his head can't be shaven just now.
I'd love to see a picture of a bald headed hammer in the slammer.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:59 PM
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28. Frog march! Don't forget to throw your sport coat over your head
nobody will notice you that way and it's much more dignified than holding your head high and walking in!
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:05 PM
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29. Time for the Bugman
to meet his Constituents.. a guy in an orange jumpsuit called Mario who eats gunpowder and fetus's and has a testosterone level off the charts.. and considers foreplay to be, "Lean over sucka, lemme pop yo' browneye.."

FROG MARCH THE BUGMAN - sounds like a great t-shirt :)
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:12 PM
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30. No bail at all!!
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:29 PM
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32. YES -- Frog March the Bugman !!!!
:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Hope CNN can get over to Austin for that footage! Why should these white collar criminals get treated ANY better than common street criminals? they are far more dangerous to society. A little shame and humiliation is IN ORDER. :blush:

"Delay's attorneys want to "save him from further embarrassment..."
Aw gee, I guess it IS embarrassing to be caught in your crimes when you were supposed to get away scott free. It's just gonna spoil his whole weekend I'm sure.

:spank:
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