The Fifth Horseman: More Fun With Tom DeLay

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


More Fun With Tom DeLay

Poor Tommy. He really is having a bad week, isn't he?

First last week's charges, and now this. That's right, ladies and gentlemen...Tom DeLay was indicted again yesterday, this time on charges of money laundering. As of right now, here are the potential punishments DeLay could be facing (
Money laundering is punishable by five years to life in prison under Texas law, with fines up to $10,000. The conspiracy charge carried a penalty of up to two years in prison and fines up to $10,000.

Granted, he'll probably just get a slap on the wrist. Nevertheless, hope springs eternally. Maybe DeLay will get what he deserves this time.

In other news, I am still worried about Dubya's nomination of Harriet Miers. And you should be too. The woman is a complete unknown. Even the Chickenhawk Brigade doesn't seem to know anything about her.

In fact, the Chickenhawk reaction to the nomination has been quite confused and rather mixed.

On the one hand, we've got right-wingers actually opposing the Miers nomination. This is somewhat encouraging to me.

However, on the other hand, we've got batshit crazy right-wingers, like the Traditional Values Coalition, offering their support for the nomination. This alone makes me wary of Harriet Miers. Anybody who gains the support of the "moral values" crowd is not to be trusted.

The bottom line is, we don't know nearly enough about Miers to celebrate just yet. Sexual harassment aside, Clarence Thomas sounded somewhat sane in his confirmation hearings....and he has turned out to be the most backwards justice on the Court today. We can't afford to let that happen again. Now is no time for the Democrats to back down.

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Boy, there are those who will support merely on the hope that she'd do something to overturn Roe v. Wade. That one case matters more to them then all of constitutional jurisprudence, and they'll take a hack on the bench if that's what it takes to overturn it.
Scary, aren't they?
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