Thursday, September 29, 2005

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy

Republican House majority Leader Tom DeLay has been indicted on charges of criminal conspiracy over a corrupt scheme to bypass campaign finance laws. If proven, he could be facing up to two years in jail.

The impact of this cannot be underestimated. DeLay is one of the most powerful men in the Republican party, and wields immense influence. As majority leader, he effectively drives the Republican agenda in Congress, deciding which bills get the full backing of the Republican machine - backing enforced by the threat of running "primarying" reluctant representatives. And he's a key fundraiser for President Bush. This really couldn't happen to a nicer guy...