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Tom Delay conviction overturned
The wheels of justice have finally ground into dust the conviction of former Majority Leader Tom Delay, whose brilliant political career was ruined by a politicized indictment undertaken by a left wing district attorney named Ronny Earle. Mike Snyder of the Houston Chronicle reports:
The case Earle brought should never have been made. Because Austin is the state capital of Texas, the left wing voters in Travis County choose a DA who has oversight over politicians throughout the state, and comprise the jury which convicted Delay. That was the opening exploited by Earle in what amoutns to a dirty trick that eliminated one of the most effective hardball Republican politicians from the national political game. I remember well the eagerness of the liberal media to show the mug shot of Delay, and Delay's brilliant response:
The verdict rendered by the appeals court removes the threat of prison, but it doesn't give back Delay his career, nor does it indemnify the Republican Party for the loss it suffered. In that sense, Ronnie Earle and his Democrat allies won.
Hat tip: Lucianne.com