Wednesday, September 28, 2005

To Every Indictment, Spin Spin Spin

One thing you have to give Republicans credit for is their outstanding ability at spin. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, a grand jury has returned an indictment against house majority leader Tom DeLiar... I mean DeLay, for conspiring to violate political fundraising laws. The guy has already been under been under investigation by the House Ethics Committe three times recently. What's that old adage about "where there's smoke"? Still, according to DeLay's spokesman Kevin "Pinocchio" Madden, who took a break from sucking the GOP's wart-ridden cock long enough to release a statement, this is nothing more than a Democrat misusing his office in order to take partisan revenge on poor innocent Mr. DeLay.
He mentioned two other other instances (once in the 80's and once in the 90's) where prosecutor Ronnie Earle brought charges against Republican politicians and was unsuccessful. This he holds up as proof that Earle is nothing more than a sour grapes Dem using his office to push a personal agenda.
Tellingly Madden forgets to mention that in his 27 years with the Public Integrity Unit he has prosecuted 15 elected officials, 12 of whom where Democrats.

EARLE HAS PROSECUTED FOUR TIMES AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS REPUBLICANS: “Over Earle’s 27-year tenure, his Public Integrity Unit has prosecuted 15 elected officials, including 12 Democrats.”
It also turns out that he has something of a reputation as a goody-goody Boy Scout type, whereas Mr. DeLay has a somewhat different public mien. Read the whole thing over at Think Progress, and the next time you hear a Republican defending DeLay or badmouthing Earle, ask them why their nose is growing and if they wouldn't mind closing their mouth, as the rank stench of bullshit is overwhelming.


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