…Discover how Roy Blunt became a leading K Street acolyte and a star pupil of Tom DeLay’s, learning the art of deal-making, back-slapping, and go-along-to-get-along politics that have served him so well for the last 14 years….
By Mike Ward and Laylan Copelin | Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 04:52 PM
Updated 4:53 p.m.: Tom DeLay, the former U.S. House majority leader whose name became synonymous with the Republicans’ controversial rise to power in the Texas House, was found guilty this evening of laundering money in connection with the 2002 elections.
Jurors sent a note on yellow legal paper that a verdict had been reached to the judge at 4:46 p.m. They had deliberated for nearly 19 hours, since Monday afternoon.
It was read to a hushed courtroom three minutes later. DeLay appeared shocked….
…He complained that the “criminalization of politics undermines our system….”
He complained that the “criminalization of politics undermines our system….
Seriously? Tom DeLay said that?
Twelve years ago:
…I believe that this nation sits at a crossroads. One direction points to the higher road of the rule of law. Sometimes hard, sometimes unpleasant, this path relies on truth, justice and the rigorous application of the principle that no man is above the law.
Now, the other road is the path of least resistance. This is where we start making exceptions to our laws based on poll numbers and spin control. This is when we pitch the law completely overboard when the mood fits us, when we ignore the facts in order to cover up the truth.
Shall we follow the rule of law and do our constitutional duty no matter unpleasant, or shall we follow the path of least resistance, close our eyes to the potential lawbreaking, forgive and forget, move on and tear an unfixable hole in our legal system? No man is above the law, and no man is below the law. That’s the principle that we all hold very dear in this country.
The president has many responsibilities and many privileges. His chief responsibility is to uphold the laws of this land. He does not have the privilege to break the law…
Sanctimonious asshole. Karma is a bitch.