Talk about a bit of brightness coming at that point in the day after lunch when the blood sugar has crashed. Not that this happened to me today, but I thought you may want to know of the tragedy unfolding in Texas. It seems the Hammer has fallen.
It is nice of Tom DeLay to step down as majority leader, considering it is the law now that he is indicted (unless his Congressional Cronies change the rules again to keep him in power).
I wonder how his buddies Tom Perkins of the Family Research Council, James Dobson at Focus on the Family and Chuck Colson (oh, Chuck what happened to you?) will spin this? Will it just be another part of the conspiracy to bring down this godly man or will they cut bait? Will Colson's anecdotal words at Justice Sunday II become prophetic (he spoke of DeLay taking communion while in line with prisoners at a PF event)?
Click here for CNN's coverage of the DeLay indictment
Click here to read a copy of his indictment (I don't know what kind of sick person would take pleasure in reading such a document pertaining to the downfall of another person)
Click here for local Austin coverage of the occasion
Of course, the National Review thinks the charges are bogus.
Red State gives Delay's perspective.
Fox News (you know- "fair and balanced" and "we report, you decide" shows the chronology with the headline The DeLay Pursuit.
This site attacks the prosecutor. As you may know, DeLay's major defense has been to attack Ronnie Earl, the prosecutor, with partisanship, pointing to his investigations of Republican politicians in the past. Interestingly, those apologists for DeLay conveniently forget to mention that Earl has successfully indicted more Democrats than Republicans while a D.A. His equal opportunity investigations into the corruption of Texas politicians is only reported by the MSM and liberals.
I cannot wait to see the justification from his supporters and the blog world. Should be fun!