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    Bye Bye Delay

    Judge puts off ruling on DeLay dismissal

    By Jeff Franks
    Reuters

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...112300457.html

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Attorneys for U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay sought the immediate dismissal of conspiracy and money laundering charges against the once-powerful Republican on Tuesday, but a Texas judge said he would not rule for two weeks in the case that has derailed DeLay's political career.

    Judge Pat Priest, new to the case after DeLay complained the previous judge was too close to the Democratic Party, also said he was unlikely to hold a trial before year's end if he did not throw out the indictments.


    "This is not the only thing on my plate," he said.

    DeLay has pushed for a quick resolution because he wants to regain the House majority leader position he had to resign when he was indicted in Texas in September. Any delay hurts his chances because a vote on the next majority leader is set for January.

    In a show of support for DeLay, it was announced that Vice President Dick Cheney plans to attend a December 5 fund-raiser for him in Texas.

    "Congressman Tom DeLay has been an exceptional leader on Capitol Hill and Vice President Cheney looks forward to helping his re-election effort," said Cheney spokeswoman Jennifer Mayfield.

    In the nearly three-hour hearing on DeLay's case, his attorney, Dick DeGuerin, repeated assertions that DeLay had broken no laws and the indictment against him was flawed because of legal technicalities.

    "No crime occurred and no crime is charged," the lawyer told Priest, a Democrat who was appointed to the case by the Republican chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

    DeLay and colleagues Jim Ellis and John Colyandro are accused of laundering $190,000 in corporate donations through the Republican National Committee for distribution to Republican candidates to the Texas Legislature in the 2002 state campaign.

    Texas law forbids the use of corporate money in political campaigns.

    But DeGuerin argued the law did not apply to the transactions in question, nor did it cover money laundering transactions conducted with a check instead of cash. He also said no corporate money was involved in the deal.

    The charges are part of a widening political scandal around DeLay, who has been accused of several ethical violations in recent years and whose former top aide and press secretary, Michael Scanlon, pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to bribe public officials in a separate case in Washington.

    Scanlon, after leaving DeLay's staff in 2000, was a partner with lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is being investigated for bilking American Indian tribes of millions of dollars for legislative help with their gambling casinos. Abramoff is also being probed for treating politicians, including DeLay, to lavish trips and perks that may have violated ethics rules in the House of Representatives.

    DeLay has said the Texas case is part of a Democratic plot to oust him from power because of his effectiveness in advancing his conservative political agenda. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

    DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee helped Republicans win control of the Texas Legislature for the first time since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era. Under DeLay's guidance, the legislature then redrew congressional districts to increase the number of Republicans elected to Congress from Texas.

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    Re: Bye Bye Delay

    Hey Lady Mod,

    If Delay goes to jail I think we should make sure he has a cot and 3 hots.

    ;)

    But even if he's found guilty he won't be guilty to the right-wing whackos. Time will tell I guess.

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    Re: Bye Bye Delay

    Quote Originally Posted by HG_1301
    Hey Lady Mod,

    If Delay goes to jail I think we should make sure he has a cot and 3 hots.

    ;)

    But even if he's found guilty he won't be guilty to the right-wing whackos. Time will tell I guess.
    Well, it appears he will get a FAIR trial, which I'm sure really bothers him. He couldn't bully the judge into speeding things up so he could get back to congress before January and whip everyone back into order, lol.

    He couldn't bully the judge. That's awesome! And funnier than Raider is. ROFLMAO.

    Lady Mod

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    Re: Bye Bye Delay

    raiders a wimp in wolfs clothing.he only posts when he's sure(thinks) he's right!!he wont say nuthin till delay pays his way outa this.fund raiser!?it'a all about money aint it!?and who's the "patsy" king of payola to the rescue!?you guessed it!!MR. X!! :eek: :p :D

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