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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:02 PM
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More credible than Delay: Jury Foreman comes to Earle's defense (video)
Wiliam Gibson Speaks out for the Delay Indictment

In his own words Grand jury foreman William Gibson tells us why he isn't too happy with all the Ronnie Earle bashing going on since the Delay indictment went down.

"We would not have handed down an indictment. We would have no-billed the man, if we didn't feel there was sufficient evidence," said Gibson.

I don't think he took too kindly to the fact that the Ken Mehlman talking point is that "You can indict a ham sandwich."

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/09/30.html#a5177
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:05 PM
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1. kick
:kick:
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:06 PM
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2. Glad to hear this news from the Grand Jury & thanks for the clip.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:13 PM
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NOMINATED!!!
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 06:14 PM by jsamuel
AWESOME!

One quote from the man: It wasnt Mr. Earle that indicted the man; it was the 12 members of the Grand Jury.

Sounds like he was quoting me :P
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:42 AM
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15. Good that he pointed that out
Doy.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 11:20 PM
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23. That quote's a wonderful one to remember to use when someone...
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 11:25 PM by I Have A Dream
says that the whole thing's about Earle's partisanship.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:13 PM
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3. You can only indict a ham sandwich if reasonable evidence exists
to prove the commission of a crime by said ham sandwich.

I submit that in DeLay's case, Mehlman should have used the term "pork sandwich."
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:18 PM
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5. Ham sandwich Pork sandwich in DeLays case they indicted a
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 06:18 PM by Snotcicles
future, milky white cell bitch.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:20 PM
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8. ummmmmmmm
ham sandwich.................

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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:37 PM
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9. I want a lunch box just like that one
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:16 PM
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4. DeLay was just following the Republican formula for responsibility:
Attack, smear and demean everyone who even questions you.

Nice to see citizen Gibson won't stand down in the face of the criminal tactics of DeLay and his party.

We've all got to stand up to these criminals and bullies, and support the whistle-blowers, uncorrupted judges, and members of the legal profession. They are the ones on the front lines for us.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:43 AM
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16. Yes
It's about time we fight them back. They can't get away with this crap or they'll always do that and people in the future can do it.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:18 PM
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6. that's quickly becoming one of
my favorite websites
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:19 PM
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7. Mr Gibson also said that they did invite DeLay to tell his side
However, DeLay was advised by his counsel not to speak before the GJ.

DeLay was the one who said he had not been asked to tell his side, then his own attorney said he had and was advised not to. DeLay is caught in yet another lie it would appear.

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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:44 AM
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17. Oh but I thought
DeLay was such a good Christian as Libby stated at that "Justice Sunday" thing? Lying is supposed to be a big no-no.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:04 PM
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10. Thank you Mr. Gibson for your service in this case. n/t
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:19 AM
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11. Kick.
It's good to hear when folks talk truth to power.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:35 AM
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12. Is it wise showing pictures of his house...
I hope the GJ has some protection.
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:38 AM
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13. GJ was made up of repukes, Dems, and Independents
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3376104


He would not identify other grand jurors or say whether the 12-person grand jury was made up of more Democrats than Republicans. His name was made public because as foreman, he had to sign the indictment.

"We had Republicans and Democrats and independents on that grand jury," Gibson said. "They were all professional people. I won't say where they work, but there were state employees and federal employees."

State District Judge Mike Lynch, who was in charge of the grand jury, said that the names of the other grand jurors could not be released.

The issue of whether grand jury names are public information is under consideration by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

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Sunkiss BlueStar Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:40 AM
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14. Ive been nominating
my pants off this mornin. Such great news everywhere.

DeLay is a White Republican Criminal you say?

We know thats impossible Whites can not commit crimes! :sarcasm:
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:45 AM
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18. LOL
Maybe the whole DeLay thing is why that one guy said that about black people as he did. :shrug:
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:58 AM
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19. Slam Dunk....Gibson came out for the system....its the GJ who sends out
those indictments.....This makes the "Hammer" a tack type....

In the past, Deluded had fooled the GOPle with BS, But now, its drowning him in his own shit...
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:49 PM
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20. I liked when the cat jumps down off the furniture
during the interview in Gibson's home. Mr. Gibson being a cat person makes him ok in my book. :thumbsup:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 05:58 PM
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21. lol
indeed :D
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:02 PM
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22. KICK x 1,000,000!
:kick:

Good to hear this. The foreman has the credibility that Delay never had!

:kick:

:bounce:
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