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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:01 PM
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He says he's innocent...we must be fair and leave him alone.....
DeLay Says He Is Innocent of Charges
Sep 28 2:52 PM US/Eastern

:kick: HA :kick:

By LARRY MARGASAK
Associated Press Writer


WASHINGTON


A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post. A defiant DeLay insisted he was innocent and called the prosecutor a "fanatic."

"I have done nothing wrong ... I am innocent," DeLay told a Capitol Hill news conference in which he criticized the prosecutor, Ronnie Earle, repeatedly. DeLay called Earle an "unabashed partisan zealot" and a "fanatic."

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/28/D8CTECU87.html
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:02 PM
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1. Here's the Partisan Zealot Fanatical Earle's record....

PHOTO OF RONNIE EARLE

NOTE DATE ON STORY BELOW....

DeLay's first line of defense will be to scream that the Democrat Earle is on a partisan witch hunt. Earle's unsuccessful prosecution of Kay Bailey Hutchison in 1994 for allegations of misappropriated campaign funds while she was State Treasurer will be his Exhibit A, and it will carry some weight. Earle will point out that he's prosecuted quite a few Democratic politicians in his day, with his biggest scalp being that of former Speaker Gib Lewis. I will expect much sound and fury, with the usual results. But I'll keep an eye on it anyway, just in case.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 22, 2003 to Scandalized! | TrackBack
http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives/001715.html


Here we go--List of PARTISAN :sarcasm: EARLE'S VICTIMS:
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/20...

" Former state Rep. Gilbert Serna, D-El Paso. Pleaded guilty to charges of theft by a public servant in 2000.

Former state Rep. Lane Denton, D-Waco. Found guilty of theft in 1995.

State Rep. Betty Denton, D-Waco, pleaded guilty in 1995 to perjury charges.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican, indicted on a charge of official misconduct. Earle in 1994 declined to present a case at trial. Hutchison received a directed verdict of acquittal.

Land Commissioner Garry Mauro, Democrat, investigated in 1992 for political misuse of his agency for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. Earle found no "conscious pattern of misuse of state property for political or personal purposes."

Speaker Gib Lewis, D-Fort Worth. Pleaded guilty in 1992 of misdemeanor filing of false financial statements. Lewis in 1983 also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor failure to file a financial statement.

San Antonio voter registrar Marco Gomez, Democrat, pleaded guilty in 1992 to tampering with a government record.

State Rep. Charles Staniswallis, R-Amarillo, pleaded guilty to felony theft in 1990.

Attorney General Jim Mattox, Democrat, found innocent by a jury in 1983 on charges of commercial bribery.

Texas Treasurer Warren G. Harding, Democrat, pleaded guilty in 1982 to misdemeanor official misconduct.

State Rep. Mike Martin, R-Longview. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge in 1981 for having lied about arranging to have himself shot to generate publicity.

State Sen. Gene Jones, D-Houston, pleaded guilty in 1980 to a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct for using a state computer for political purposes.

Travis County Commissioner Bob Honts, a Democrat who later switched parties, pleaded guilty in 1979 to misdemeanor misapplication of county property."



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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:16 PM
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4. Fabulous
:applause:
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sunnystarr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:31 PM
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11. Thanks for your list
I just emailed every CNN show with my comment and included your list. All morning they've been talking about the partisanship accusations against Earle and not one of them gave the public any facts and just let them assume that there must be something to it.

Abrams on MSNBC has a poll asking if partisanship was involved in DeLay's indictment. I also emailed him under comments. At the time I voted:

Tom Delay Indicted: Do you think it's politically motivated? * 1877 responses

Yes
22%
No
78%

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3080261 /


I'm so sick of half ass reporting I've resolved to call them on it whenever they don't tell the full story.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:59 PM
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15. I sent letters to Fox News (Yuk) and also responded to
Msnbc via poll and sent them comments....

------------------
My letter to Fox News on the DeLay "defense" at Comments@foxnews.com
and a similar one sent to MSNBC at question@msnbc.com
-----------------
Dear Fox News,
Mr. Tom De Lay is using the same old tired defense that Republicans use when in trouble; Partisan wichhunt!

Anyone examining Mr. Earle's record of prosecution by party label would not call him a partisan Prosecutor, no matter what party he might belong to. So I ask, why should DeLay's accusations be given the time of day by the media on the question of Mr. Earle's motives? But nevertheless, DeLay is calling Earle a Partisan Zealot Fanatic, and Fox News is bidding his duty by questioning Mr. Earle's motivation without addressing Earle's record as I have detailed it below!

Based on Tom DeLay's attacks on Mr. Earle ethical character, I am calling Mr. DeLay desperate.

Fox, Fair and Balanced? I'm from Missouri; please "show me"!

Respectfully,
C. McClendon

Detailed List of Ronnie Earle's prosecuted politicians:
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/20...

" Former state Rep. Gilbert Serna, D-El Paso. Pleaded guilty to charges of theft by a public servant in 2000.

Former state Rep. Lane Denton, D-Waco. Found guilty of theft in 1995.

State Rep. Betty Denton, D-Waco, pleaded guilty in 1995 to perjury charges.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican, indicted on a charge of official misconduct. Earle in 1994 declined to present a case at trial. Hutchison received a directed verdict of acquittal.

Land Commissioner Garry Mauro, Democrat, investigated in 1992 for political misuse of his agency for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. Earle found no "conscious pattern of misuse of state property for political or personal purposes."

Speaker Gib Lewis, D-Fort Worth. Pleaded guilty in 1992 of misdemeanor filing of false financial statements. Lewis in 1983 also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor failure to file a financial statement.

San Antonio voter registrar Marco Gomez, Democrat, pleaded guilty in 1992 to tampering with a government record.

State Rep. Charles Staniswallis, R-Amarillo, pleaded guilty to felony theft in 1990.

Attorney General Jim Mattox, Democrat, found innocent by a jury in 1983 on charges of commercial bribery.

NOTE DATE ON STORY BELOW....

DeLay's first line of defense will be to scream that the Democrat Earle is on a partisan witch hunt.

Earle's unsuccessful prosecution of Kay Bailey Hutchison in 1994 for allegations of misappropriated campaign funds while she was State Treasurer will be his Exhibit A, and it will carry some weight.

Earle will point out that he's prosecuted quite a few Democratic politicians in his day, with his biggest scalp being that of former Speaker Gib Lewis.

I will expect much sound and fury, with the usual results. But I'll keep an eye on it anyway, just in case.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 22, 2003 to Scandalized! | TrackBack

http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives/001715.html


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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:56 PM
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19. Voted in this - it's now 80 - 20 - the "no's" have it.
The only people who claim this is politically motivated are those who probably feel their necks a bit too close to the chopping block.
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HardWorkingDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:44 PM
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17. If we were the Rethuglicans....
this list would have been printed and put in the hot little hands of every vain Dem stampeding toward the floodlights of the television cameras....
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:55 PM
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18. Hmmmm. This could be a problem, Tom.
BWahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:04 PM
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21. Only three repugs......
better pick up the pace!
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:04 PM
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2. I say we should assume...
...he's dangerous and just ship his ass off to Gitmo, without legal representation and without being formally charged. Just let him fester there until he talks.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:17 PM
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5. Will Lyndie England put a dog collar on him? n/t
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:19 PM
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7. Yea, they can use the "Non" torture interrogation approved
by Rummy, * et al techniques and let him enjoy.

:rofl:
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:04 PM
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3. In the USA the indicted is GUILTY until proven innocent. Ha ha ha.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:17 PM
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6. Unless you're a republican....
:eyes:
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:21 PM
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8. I fully support being as fair and respectful with him as he has
always been with his "adversaries."

poor tom

:rofl:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:22 PM
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9. It's Hammer Time n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:58 PM
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20. Yeah, ME TOO! Turnabout is fair play, delay.
Let's see if you get as good as you give.

I suspect he's more like the typical school-yard snot-nose bully - can dish it out but can't take it for a nanosecond.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:23 PM
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10. I love how, in his mind, "being fair" means "ignore it." nt
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:42 PM
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12. Nope. He should be treated as he did others.
This pathetic little gold-digger should have the golden rule rain down on him like Krakatoa; he gave no quarter and he stretched every statute and gentleman's agreement to fuck everyone in sight. He is a cur and a whelp.

Karma's a bitch, Mr. Weeble, and the fear that you used for your power-mad proof of your superiority has alienated many. There are very few people in your world, and most of them are you. People get that. As the reckless selfishness of idiotic reactionary politics comes back to haunt everyone, nobody should suffer like you.

Suffer.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:56 PM
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14. Please don't hold back, tell us how you really feel
"nobody should suffer like you" Me likey!!! :7
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:55 PM
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13. I feel so ashamed
about how I was just laughing at Tom "Jean Valjean" DeLay's statement he was just making.

I'm sure "Free Tom DeLay" signs will now replace "Free Mumia" signs at rallies... Tom will become a Fugitive, searching desperately for the one-armed man he saw laundering money that dark and stormy night...
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:08 PM
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16. But he has one of THESE!
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:04 AM
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22. LMAO!! Oh, please, pleeeeeze let Junior
pardon him if he is convicted!!!
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:15 AM
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23. Nah, we should treat him just as Foghorn Leghorn does that dog.
Lump-dump-dummenumen-ump-dump-dum...do dah, do dah.

Foghorn would just go up to him when he's sleeping, lift up his tail and paddle him with a board, just to piss him off.

DeLay needs to be ridiculed, harassed and hounded; he's a mean little cuss, and we can count on him to lash back with a whole host of vicious, squinty little retorts, each reproving what a nasty, vindictive bacterium he is. He has a temper and he's got an ego the size of Texas itself; it's necessary for the world to see just how spiritually ugly this thug is. Have a field day; you'll be surprised how many serious conservatives can't stand Bugboy.
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