This prosecution and conviction isn't about politics, nor is it about vengeance.
The prosecution and conviction happened because -- GASP -- DeLay broke the law.
DeLay broke the law, he got caught, and he was convicted. DeLay and his
supporters are now whining, all because DeLay broke the law, he got caught, and
he was convicted. To put it simply, DeLay is now paying the price for his
actions (not that three years in "Club Fed" is all that much of a
price). That's justice.
Ok, let's address Tom DeLay truthfully here. Tom DeLay was sentenced to three
years in prison on two felony charges, conspiracy and money laundering, in a
campaign finance corruption case that had dragged on for years. The sentencing
of DeLay, once one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington and the
majority leader of the House of Representatives, was largely ignored because of
the aftermath of the mass shooting in Arizona. The charges arose after DeLay
set up a PAC to funnel corporate money, which is barred in Texas elections, to
candidates for the state legislature. The group raised $190,000 and funneled it
through the national Republican Party, which then distributed the money to
several state-level candidates in Texas. Oddly enough, Tom DeLay spent the
entire duration of the three-week trial in a motor home rather than the Four
Seasons. He drove his motor coach over here and checked into a motor home park
in south Austin, a long way from where he was playing golf at Saint Andrews in
Scotland. Tom DeLay broke the law, he got caught, as he should have been, he
should of got life plus those 2 (20 year) terms.
This column is completely absurd.
He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword. Justice seems
well served in this case.