Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Here's My Opinion...

I haven't blogged too much about Tom DeLay, but here's my take on it.

I'm glad something is finally coming of it. For the last year I have scarce heard a mention of his name without "embattled" before it, but now that it's proceeded to an actual indictment, at least we can find out the facts.

First of all, it's a fact that the DA in the case, Ronnie Earle, is a committed Democrat, as is the Judge (this from Fox News: "...attorneys listed 34 contributions that Perkins made to Democratic organizations and candidates, including three to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., when he was running for president in 2004. Others went to the Democratic National Committee, the party's Texas arm and MoveOn.org., a liberal interest group.")

Earle has made clear his intentions to get Tom DeLay, and has followed through, even going to more than one Grand Jury to get an indictment.
And this is not the first time Earle has gone after someone politically. His physical assault charge against Kay Bailey Hutchinson is hard to percieve as anything other than politics.

Of course, there is a good chance DeLay is still guilty. Dick Morris had an interesting take on the subject when he said that of course Tom DeLay is guilty, "because everyone does it", but Earle is obviously just going after DeLay for political reasons.

As for me, I'm not sure. This certainly isn't good for Republicans, and I'm not very hopeful for '06. But, since George Bush and his staff seem determined to lose as much Republican support as possible anyway, maybe this was the best thing that could have happened.