DeLay victim of politics

Posted Monday, Sep. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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In the Friday story about former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (“DeLay’s conviction thrown out on appeal”), the executive director of Texans for Public Justice was quoted as saying DeLay “was wrong on the law and wrong on the facts, but politics bailed him out,” referring to the two judges on the appelate court who found in favor of DeLay.

Just a reminder: The Democratic partisan hack, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who brought the charges against DeLay, admitted to the Austin American-Statesman in 2005 that he had gone “grand jury shopping” to finally obtain an indictment of DeLay after the first two grand juries he presented the evidence to had refused to return an indictment. The third grand jury obliged.

Politics indeed!

— Michael Sexton,

Fort Worth

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