Posted by: Jennifer | September 28, 2005

law-abiding politician = oxy moron

Sometimes, the news speaks for itself:

A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post.

[…]The indictment accused DeLay of a conspiracy to “knowingly make a political contribution” in violation of Texas law outlawing corporate contributions. It alleged that DeLay’s Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee accepted $155,000 from companies, including Sears Roebuck, and placed the money in an account.

The PAC then wrote a $190,000 check to an arm of the Republican National Committee and provided the committee a document with the names of Texas State House candidates and the amounts they were supposed to receive in donations.

The indictment included a copy of the check.

Seriously, raise your hand if you trust any of the people who represent you in government. Anyone?

Note: The bold emphasis is mine, just because I’m baffled by the knowledge that anyone would be stupid enough to leave a papertrail that obvious. Didn’t they teach him anything in school?

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