More Fun and Games with Tom DeLay
All the PR spinning and flailing in the world doesn’t seem to be enough to keep Tom DeLay from sinking into the sleaze pool. At some point even his bitches on the House Ethics Committee might have to stop bailing him out and “revising” the rules every time he gets nailed for something.
Here is the inside story on Tom DeLay. OK, this article is obviously just a parody, but then how can you slander someone who’s already so slippery? More than any other current politician, DeLay combines ruthlessness and sleaze into one sordid, unsavory mess.
Several e-mails are now pointing to DeLay’s involvement in a fundraising scandal for a political action committee that’s being investigated for election violations. The e-mails were from an indicted fundraiser who’s connected with Texans for Republican Majority and DeLay’s political action committee.
The scandal is related to the 2002 elections in Texas. Five Democrats who lost the statewide election filed suit, alleging that DeLay’s political action committee used $600,000 in illegal corporate contributions.
An attorney involved in the case has said “Everyone’s known DeLay was involved. We were surprised to see the extent he was involved in regards to corporate contributors.”
Earlier, the House changed its ethics rules to make it harder to indict its leaders, and allowing the House Majority Leader to stay in power even if he is under indictment. Also, some of the membership of the House Ethics Committee has been replaced with people who will be more, uh, “flexible” in dealing with the sleazy actions of House “leaders.”