September 28, 2005 by lonbud
If I Had A Hammer
The Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tom Delay (R-TX) announced today he will return to his home state to face charges of conspiracy to violate election finance laws, which he promptly denounced as baseless.
Mr. Delay, who has withstood — by his own admission — a decade’s worth of allegations of corruption and malfeasance, was twice rebuked by the House Ethics Committee, yet vowed to disprove conspiracy charges brought by a Travis County, Texas Grand Jury investigating abuses of power and allegations of undue influence against the man known to Congress as “The Hammer.”
Mr. Delay, of course, sports an impressive resume of official corruption, and concerned citizens have long gunned for his ouster — in a sort of kill-it-by-removing-the-head approach to executive/legislative terrorism.
He will no doubt get mileage out of the single count of conspiracy District Attorney Ronnie Earle is to prosecute against him, and will demand to know why — if that’s all that can be dredged up against him — he’s having to explain himself to anyone.
The prosecution of Tom Delay is a watershed moment in American history.
The stink of excess is upon the ruling cabal, and Mr. Delay, through his irredactable connection to the soon-to-be-proved murder conspirator Jack Abramoff, is just the public figure to flush first in our attempt to regain a semblance of fairness and balance in this monstrosity of a nation we hope to preserve.