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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:45 PM
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DeLay's been indicted
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:47 PM by whometense
According to TPM, on one count of criminal conspiracy.

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2005_09_...

I'm looking for more info now.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:46 PM
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1. AP Story
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:46 PM by TayTay
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:48 PM
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2. I never thought I'd live to see the day.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:50 PM by whometense
Many, MANY happy returns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's this do for Bush's legislative agenda?

Earlier, DeLay attorney Bill White told reporters, "It's a skunky indictment if they have one."


wah wah wah. :cry:
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:49 PM
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3. Happy Day
The chickens are coming home to roost. Now who will be next?? ;)
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:52 PM
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4. Hastert is already calling for a new majority leader.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:53 PM by Mass
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:04 PM
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5. Davdi Dreier, REthug from CA
And an all-around lying Rethug bastard. But, hey it' s not Delay.

Drinks are on me, people!

:toast: :party: :dem: :applause:
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:09 PM
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6. Dreier???
isn't he - um - gay? (not that there's anything wrong with that...) What will the rabid right say?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:29 PM
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8. It's hysterical, yes?
Frist, Delay and we've still got Rove in the wings. Now the fundies have to figure out what to do about Drier.

:popcorn:
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:30 PM
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9. I'm laughing.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:15 PM by whometense
I think it's hiLARious!! :D

Edited to add: Raw Story is on it: http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Gay_Republican_eyed_to_be...
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:10 PM
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11. Description of Dreier by the Washington Post
Not married, do not support the FMA - That is not going to help with the fundies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:19 PM
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7. Front page at CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com /

And here's the article:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/09/28/delay.investigation.a...

I'm doing a happy little dance. :D :bounce: :toast:
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:02 PM
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10. Steve Clemons
http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/000975.html

Burying the Hammer! A Good Day for American Democracy

Yes. . .Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and George W. Bush have had their starring roles in the subversion of our system of checks and balances that makes American democracy work -- but they are all in the Executive Branch. Chief executives try to be monarchs; they can't help it.

However, Tom DeLay knuckled under his colleagues in the Republican establishment, the Democrats, the corporate community, and much of the media in a near total humiliation and emasculation of the Congress in its role as a check on the President and Executive Branch authority.

DeLay's role is the starring one that has undermined this nation because he kept Congress from behaving as Congress should vis-a-vis the White House: as a check on power. This has been the reality throughout American history, even when one party controlled the legislature and the executive -- until Tom DeLay.

I once told a group of gay rights activists, followed the next day by a group of climate change-focused environmentalists, followed by a large group of young American globally-engaged internationalists that the very best thing that they could all work on rather than their pet projects was to work to unseat Tom DeLay. Sue him. Unearth the scandals. Keep the pressure up.

Tom DeLay has done more than nearly any other person to harm the machinery of democratic process in America -- and his indictment for campaign finance conspiracy and fall today gives me some hope that some of what this nation has lost is recoverable. DeLay will fight his accusers -- but he won't be back in party leadership. The long knives are out to get him -- and it has been overdue.

(more...)
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:30 PM
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12. It's not gonna be Dreier, folks: Blunt to replace Delay
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:31 PM by WildEyedLiberal
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050928/ts_nm/usa_politics_...

Can't be letting one a' them HOMOS represent the GRAND OLE PARTY!! :eyes:
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