Delay may step down

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    couldn't come at a better time, or any sooner. hopefully its a permanent removal come election time.

    http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040325-125459-8381r.htm

    Probe may force DeLay to step down



    WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- House Republican leader Tom DeLay of Texas is reportedly discussing temporarily stepping down from his post if he is indicted.

    A Texas grand jury is investigating him for alleged campaign finance abuses.

    Roll Call reported Thursday the conservative majority leader has begun quiet discussions with a handful of colleagues about the possibility, which would be required under Republican conference rules.

    Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, a Democrat, has been conducting an investigation into whether Texans for a Republican Majority, a non-profit group and related political action committee with ties to DeLay, broke Texas law during the 2002 state legislative elections by using corporate donations.

    If indicted, DeLay would be allowed to return to his leadership post if cleared of the charges, reduced to a non-felony, or if they were dismissed by the court.

    DeLay has denied any wrongdoing, decrying the inquiry as a politically motivated witch hunt.

    House Republicans argue that the move is an act of vengeance following the successful GOP redistricting effort in the state, which was lead by DeLay.
     
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    I saw something MSNBC about this. This kind of shit makes my point about campaign finance reform. By the way, where can I get the rest of the skinny on it? I wonder whether he's really guilty or if it is just a witch hunt? Anyone have any idea?
     
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    There is only one kind of campaign finance reform we need. Let every citizen or american organization donate as much money as they would like, just make it full disclosure. No Anonymous donations. Then if any group gets favors from a certain politician the public can know and vote any incorrupt figure out of office.

    Limiting what people can say about politicians and how much they can donate, does not stop corrupt politicians. exposing corrupt politicians and voting them out does.
     
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    What you said is a good step in the right direction. Corrupt politicians unfortunately can do a lot of damage before they are voted out of office though.
     
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    Yes i know...Just look as Senator McCain and his Incumbent protection act, AKA "Campaign Finance Reform" Bill. Im sorry but anyone who says they cant help but be corrupted, doesnt deserve to be there, regardless of how they served in Vietnam. I think the same about Senator Daschle who for some reason doesnt have any idea where all the money in the budget Congress passes every year goes. Its there job to be honest, Do whats best for the country, and know whats going on with the tax payer money. If they are too corrupt and dont care what happens with the money, they just step down or atleast stop complaining when there are problems they didnt take care of.
     
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    Amen.
     
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    Maybe the republicans an run Tom Delay
     
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    "I hope it comes tomorrow" House Republican leader Tom DeLay when talking about the end of the world and rapture. It is scary that freak got so much power.
     
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    ....But, it looks like Texas has recovered, from "Bugs" DeLay.....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZeyDTFVdAM]2003 Texas redistricting and Tom DeLay - YouTube[/ame]

     

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