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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:17 AM
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DeLay storm casts shadow over Bush: The Times
DeLay storm casts shadow over Bush
Foreign Editor's Briefing by Bronwen Maddox



THIS looks like the end of the political career of Tom DeLay.
It may also mark the point when the Republican- controlled Congress begins to distance itself from President Bush.

If that happens, it will bring an emphatic end to Bushs hopes for his second term, which have already suffered heavy blows.

In all the torrent of comment in the US about the criminal indictment of DeLay, the second most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, there has been a pervasive note of uncertainty about how serious the charge would prove.

His legal troubles have been a long time brewing, but this has always been a storm that might either build to a climax or simply fade away. At the most technical level, it still is.

There is no dispute about the central facts. A Republican political committee in Texas, which DeLay had helped to organise to help Republicans to take over the state legislature in 2002, collected $190,000 in corporate donations. In September 2002, it transferred them to an arm of the Republican National Committee. The RNC then gave $190,000 to seven candidates running for the Texan House of Representatives.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,174-1804095,0...
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:23 AM
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1. Hope this is the first domino to fall.
Delay is only a symptom of the corrupt quagmire.
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