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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Abramoff and Delay Links Grow

In case anyone failed to realize the links between lobbyist Jack Abramoff's fraud and bribery charges and the looming criminal trial of House leader Tom Delay, the AP is reporting that Ronnie Earl, the Texas prosecutor prosecuting the Delay case, has subpoenaed Abramoff records relating to Delay today -- the same day that Abramoff pled guilty and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Coincidence? I think not.

As I said before, Abramoff is a loose thread that will unknit a lot of sweaters, and I'm betting Delay is one of those hoping they keep the thermostat up in his jail cell, 'cause he won't have a lot of cover in the months to come.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Abramoff and Delay Links Grow"

1/06/2006 12:35 PM  
Blogger HalfFastSkier said...

re: Abramoff and Delay Links Grow

Thanks for the link from ATRIOS.

Problem as I have stated earlier in Atrois, it's the dog chasing its' tail. Will something ever happen? Will justice ever prevail?

While it sounds good that Earle is going after Delay, there may be other things at work to blunt his investigation..just like Plume, Just like the spying by Bush. When will the Constitution engage and start to do its job?

1/06/2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger Thersites D. Scott said...

HalfFastSkier: The problem is that the Constitution isn't self-executing; the Founders counted on "jealousy" among the different branches to be the regulator. They didn't envision a single-party, single-vision juggernaut occupying all branches simultaneously -- especially not one that 49% (at least) of the people don't support. The question is WHO will start enforcing the Constitution.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Is this why Jefferson supported the right to bear arms, and talked about watering democracy with the blood of tyrants?

Not suggesting, just chewing.

1/06/2006 4:49 PM  

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