Skip to comments.Mark Levin on DeLay
Posted on 09/28/2005 11:07:04 AM PDT by wcdukenfield
DELAY [Mark R. Levin] Here's my first take on this indictment (I've only read the indictment and nothing more for now): The indictment is three pages in length. Other than a statement that "one or more" of 3 individuals, including Tom DeLay, entered into an illegal conspiracy, I can't find a single sentence tying Tom DeLay to a crime. That is, there's not a single sentence tying DeLay to the contribution. The indictment describes the alleged conduct of two other individuals, but nothing about DeLay. You would think if Ronnie Earle had even a thin reed of testimony linking DeLay to the contribution, it would have been noted in the indictment to justify the grand jury's action. Moreover, not only is there no information about DeLay committing acts in furtherance of a conspiracy, there's no information about DeLay entering into a conspiracy. I honestly believe that unless there's more, this is an egregious abuse of prosecutorial power. It's a disgrace. I understand that not everything has to be contained in an indictment, but how about something! Posted at 01:58 PM
Yes he is... he probably got convicted of being conservative.. and conspiracy to piss off the dems
So in your mind because you don't agree with or like Delay, you think it is okay to use a bogus indictment to remove him? Just shows you're full of it. If you don't agree with a politician, vote them out of office. The kind of BS that Ronnie Earl is pulling is only approved of by extremists on both sides.
I'm sure the GOP will fight as vigorously for Delay as they did for Michael Brown.
I find the timing of the indictment very interesting..
LOL! Too true, too true.
I love them. But they preach to the choir.
Which leads me to ask, why weren't 300 million more indictments handed down today?
What part of, this is a scam, do you not understand? Let's face it, republicans would do the same thing to one of their opponents in a heart beat. It's called politics. It's sleazey and cheap but that's the way they play out. It's never the common good only revenge and retribution.
But, I see too many people here circling the wagons around a guy that has not represented the interests of conservative thinking and that is, limited government.
Don't forget how they fought for Trent Lott. The Republican eat their own. If that is not corrected with this travesty it will bode poorly for the republicans.
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I was an attorney for the [AGENCY NAME WITHHELD] for almost five years, and dealt with the civil side of the law at issue in the DeLay indictment. To say that the law is vague is an understatement we didnt know what it meant half the time. And Earle knows that, too. So even if there were a conviction, I dont see how it could be upheld on appeal.
But Earles goal isnt getting a conviction upheld, its the chance to have all the media descend on Austin for another trial of the century. If this mess does go to trial, there probably will be a conviction. Ronnies Austin jury pool will be made up of the most wacked-out liberals in all of Texas (Austin just loooooves Howard Dean). All the Volvo-driving, latte-slurping, blind salamander-loving nuts that make up this town must be drooling at the thought of getting on the jury.
Please dont disclose my name or where I used to work I still have a wife and kid to support!"
I remember analyzing the known evidence about 6 months ago where I derived the same bogus conclusion.
"This is just another smokescreen by the RATS to protect their own."
Look South to LA. The Landreau family is one that came immediately to mind when I heard about this. This is a warning not to dig too deeply into where the deposits of decades of federal monies are located.
Then we have Corzine in New Jersey and some of his little loans and donations.
Going to get ugly and we'd best have popcorn on hand at all times.
great point.......Pubbies are mostly "wanna be democrats" anyway....They have a tendency to fold even when they have all the cards. Rubber makes a lousy backbone.
We've read the indictment. Until we get some "meat" he IS innocent and we should treat him as such and attack these leftist political opportunists.
Of course, this could have been easily avoided had the Republican Texas legislature removed the indictment jurisidiction over state officials from Democrat Earle to the Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. But the GOP always hesitates. And he who hesitates in politics is lost.
"We regret the people of Texas will once again have their taxpayer dollars wasted on Ronnie Earle's pursuit of headlines and political paybacks. Ronnie Earle began this investigation in 2002, after the Democrat Party lost the Texas state legislature to Republicans. For three years and through numerous grand juries, Ronnie Earle has tried to manufacture charges against Republicans involved in winning those elections using arcane statutes never before utilized in a case in the state. This indictment is nothing more than prosecutorial retribution by a partisan Democrat."
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