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Tom Delay goes 2 for 2 (ethics violations, that is)

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 6, 2004 1:25 PM PDT
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Re: Tom Delay -- denials about PAC shown false
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 6, 2004 10:28 PM PDT
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Somehow I dont think that the Dems
by gearup / October 6, 2004 10:37 PM PDT

are going to be very enthusiastic about opening this can of worms. Especially since they are not as well organized as the Republicans are and tend to lose more than they gain with the Pac issue.

I think when the smoke clears this country will profit the most from a viable 3rd party coming on the scene. One that can start fresh without a history of corruption in thought and deed!

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Re: Somehow I dont think that the Dems
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 6, 2004 10:51 PM PDT

Hi, Gearup.

You miss the point entirely. There are laws against direct corporate contribiutions to election campaigns. That's the line Delay and co crossed to steal first the Texas lkegislature, and as a result of what should have been called an illegal gerrymander (but wasn't by a Republican Scotus), six House seats. The Dems haven't come close to that abuse of power, the system, and the public trust.

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Dave! !
by Dan McC / October 7, 2004 12:30 AM PDT

When will you Texans rid of os this plague?

Dan

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(NT) (NT) I hear those crickets again. ;-)
by Josh K / October 7, 2004 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Dave! !
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(NT) (NT) Pins dropping, too.
by Dan McC / October 7, 2004 1:28 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Chirp, chirp, {bump} chirp........
by Josh K / October 7, 2004 4:04 AM PDT
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I would like to see new Republican leadership in the house.
by Evie / October 7, 2004 11:17 PM PDT

I never thought he was a good choice to begin with.

As to the ethical issues and his fitness to represent his district, I'll leave that to the voters of his district.

Meanwhile when Hillary is investigated you and others go into immediate "there they go again" mode.

Chirp Chirp!

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Re: I would like to see new Republican leadership in the hou
by Josh K / October 7, 2004 11:43 PM PDT

When one of the zillions of investigations into either of the Clintons actually results in something other than headlines, I promise to stop chirping.

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Re: New Republican leadership in the House

Hi, Evie.

>> As to the ethical issues and his fitness to represent his district, I'll leave that to the voters of his district. <<
Like most of Texas (and thanks largely to his unethical efforts), Tom's district has been gerrymandered so fiercely that it would be hard to defeat him unless there were some major scandal that offended even Republican loyalists -- perhaps if he were to be arrested for having kiddie porn on his computer. I believe his district is now >70% Republican. My own new district (the old one, moderately Democratic, was split in two and each half merged with two solidly Republican districts that share little with the original district in demographics) is so Republican that Ron Paul, one of the most extreme conservatives in Congress (on most bills that are passed by lopsided margins he's in the tiny dissenting minority) will be elected by default (without opposition) in November. Delay does have an opponent, but a complete political neophyte given zero chance of winning. Just more "fair play," Delay style.

As for the investigation of Hillary, that's apples and oranges. It's not a bipartisan investigation, it's Bushcroft's DOJ on a witch hunt, relying on testimony from a three-time felon who now denies what the DOJ says he said!

-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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Re: Tom Delay's ethically challenged fund-raiser
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 7, 2004 10:26 PM PDT
Eyebrows raised by DeLay fund-raiser.
(Chronicle login: semods4@yahoo.com; pw = speakeasy)

Actually, this is nothing new -- back in the Newt era I somehow got on the wrong mailing list, and got invited to an exclusive $20,000 weekend with "Congressional decision-makers" who would be making decisions "important to my industry" (whatever that is!) And no, I don't still have it -- wish I;d thought to keep it!

-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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Re: And the Chronicle says:
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 10, 2004 2:58 AM PDT
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Let's face it Dave
by Diana Forum moderator / October 10, 2004 3:02 AM PDT
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