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Dan K. Thomasson: DeLay's conviction laced with politics, revenge

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  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    Jan. 16, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    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.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Jan. 16, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    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.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 16, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    This column is completely absurd.

  • LiberalEastCoastMember Parkesburg, PA
    Jan. 16, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.

    Justice seems well served in this case.