Tuesday, October 04, 2005

He's in the money

"Ronnie Earle is trying to criminalize politics.”

-Tom DeLay-

Have you stopped laughing yet? According to CBS News, Reporter Leslie Stahl intercepted DeLay, who had been turning down requests by 60 Minutes for an interview, at a news conference in Washington to ask him about the case.

Stahl: Can I ask you about Ronnie Earle? What is your real charge here? You’re, you seem to be suggesting he’s doing a whole investigation just to get Republicans. Is that really what your charge is? “DeLay: I know CBS likes to create news. But we’re here to talk about children…”

Rep. Mark Foley of Florida stepped in: "We'll ask those questions and answer them later. … We're not talking about Mr. DeLay today."

Is it a surprise that Foley, my Representative, received $8,531 from Tom DeLay's fundraising PAC? I didn’t think so. Foley may well wish he’d never heard of Delay, and he may not be talking about DeLay on advice of counsel, but if you’d like to speak with him, pick up the phone and call: 202-225-5792

Tell him to return the money, as Rep. Jeb Bradley, R-N.H. has done, or donate it to those children he was there to talk about. Perhaps Foley cares about children more than does Delay, who it’s been reported by CBS , diverted funds from a children's charity Celebrations for Children, Inc. for lavish celebrations for Republican donors at the Republican convention.


d.K. said...

At least there used to be a semblance of effort to conceal the corruption. I guess when you control all branches of government (yes, all three), you don't need pleasantries anymore. Sheesh.

Capt. Fogg said...

It's the arrogance - the "I don't care what you think" and the "I can get away with anything" attitude that get me more than the corruption itself.