NYT on civil trail and DeLay's warts
While Mr. DeLay has said he has nothing to fear from Mr. Earle's investigation, he has been gathering donations for a legal defense fund to deal with the grand jury inquiry. In Washington on Tuesday, Mr. DeLay described the civil trial here as "frivolous" and said, "I'm not watching it at all."
He has accused Mr. Earle, a Democrat who was first elected district attorney in 1976, of a partisan witch hunt intended to "criminalize politics" in Texas. Mr. Earle said on Wednesday that being accused of partisanship by Mr. DeLay was "like being called ugly by a frog."