- Jun 27, 2008
Lets see if Democrat Charlie Rangel gets the same treatment.Apparently, he could get up to 99 years ... he should get at least 5.
Delay was the author of the K Street Strategy - any lobbyist firm who wanted to get breaks from Republicans had to hire Republicans only. It was a clear intention to have a Republican party indistinguishable from and totally responsive to big business and the wealthy elite.
He was also a friend of the corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Don't be under any illusions - the Delay mentality still runs the Republican party.
BBC News - Republican Tom DeLay sentenced to three years in prisonFormer US House Republican Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison on conspiracy charges.
The Texas politician was convicted of conspiring to funnel corporate campaign contributions to legislative races in Texas, in violation of state law.
DeLay resigned as House Majority leader five years ago, after his indictment. A Texas jury found him guilty of money laundering and conspiracy in November.
DeLay has called the case a political vendetta.