guage - 12/5/2005 10:14 PM
So, he was charged with breaking a law that does/did not exist at the time he broke the law.
Ah is that it? The conspiracy charge was dismissed because at the time, that particular form of conspiracy wasn't illegal. No wonder the first grand jury refused to indict on that charge.
That also explains why the judge still required that DeLay must be directly implicated in every step of the transaction, even though he dismissed a criminal charge of exactly that behavior.
The prosecutor would have to have compelling physical evidence that will directly link him to the whole chain of transaction and also a strong witness to the whole thing if he's going to prove the issue. That will be interesting.
This charge is unrelated to the Indian Nations kickback scheme of some of his friends, right? But DeLay could still come up in that investigation too. I guess. This thing is beginning to remind me of Lyndon Johnson and Billy Sol Estes.
And whatever happened to DeLay's charge of prosecutorial misconduct against the D.A.?
This is better than, "Who shot J.R.?"