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25 April 2005

DeLay Troubles Continue

It appears that Majority Leader DeLay might have gotten a free trip to Britain to see the Lion King and play golf at St. Andrews by strong-arming casino lobbyists to pay for it. What the lobbyists were after (and got) was DeLay's opposition to a bill outlawing gambling over the Intenet. There's a lot worse things a lawmaker can do for a bribe than decline to outlaw on-line gambling.
After all, if it takes a $12,789.73 trip to Europe to convince a guy to vote against an Internet gambling bill on technical grounds, what must it take to convince lawmakers to vote against the health, safety, and livelihoods of American citizens just so businesses can hire illegal aliens at slave wages? There must be lots of bribing going on there. So all any enterprizing investigative reporter needs to do is start looking into the boondoggles/perks enjoyed by the likes of John McCain. McCain suffered torture in Vietnam rather than betray his countrymen (although there is a maverick group of Vets who beg to differ). So what could possibly be compelling him to betray them now?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Harlem said...

I'd call Tom DeLay a dick but I don't want to offend your elementary school readers. The "everybody does it" defense shouldn't work any better in ethics investigations than it would in welfare fraud or murder cases. If everybody's doing it, then investigate everybody (McCain included) until it stops. Unrealistic? Maybe. But what's the alternative? Hint to DeLay (probably too late): It's a lot easier to be corrupt when you are not such a high profile a-hole. Oops, there we go again with that language. I suggest DeLay cut his losses, without delay.

April 29, 2005 8:17 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Actually, "everybody's doing it" is an excellent defence when the judges/juries/executioners are the "everybody" who's doing it. What DeLay is under fire for are ethics violations - not legal. So if there are enough congressmen from the other party who can be nailed as well, then the investigation will come to a grinding halt.

April 30, 2005 9:42 AM  

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