Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Murder Charges Are Next

Tom DeLay was re-indicted by a grand jury on Monday, this time on charges of money laundering.

Although the case is probably based on a lot of the same evidence as the previous charges of conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws, the words "money laundering" say a lot to the average American. Every voter has heard the term before, often times in reference to mob bosses who need to funnel millions of dollars of illegal profits into sham investments. Furthermore, usually, in the case of the mafia, money laundering is the least of the crimes commited by those convicted of it.

3 Comments:

At 5:30 AM, Anonymous wfoley said...

Well, in the case of the mafia you're right. But I think the comparison between DeLay and the mafia is off, and unfair to DeLay. The only thing he's corrupted, as far as I know, is American political life.

 
At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MICHAEL

My father's no different than any other powerful man --

(then, after Kay laughs)

-- Any man who's responsible for other people. Like a senator or a president.

KAY

You know how naive you sound?

MICHAEL

Why?

KAY

Senators and presidents don't have men killed...

MICHAEL

Oh -- who's being naïve, Kay?

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Sharon GR said...

I just finished reading Newsweek's piece on Delay from this week's issue, which is also here.

Scary stuff.

 

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