Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Hearing set for motion to move trial

November 22nd.

Interesting admission:

The brief filed by DeLay's lawyers said the role he played in dividing the county into three congressional districts during the 2003 congressional redistricting battle had made him "unpopular" in Travis County. He called Austin "one of the last enclaves of the Democratic Party in Texas."

One of the last enclaves. Gotta believe that DeLay enjoyed approving that line in his brief. But does that mean that the corollary is true? That everywhere else is Republican? Will DeLay get a fairer hearing back home? With 42% of his district saying they want him to resign, according to a Survey USA poll, I'd be careful what I wished for if I were DeLay.

Here's one interesting analysis of Travis County, put out yesterday to counter DeLay's claims:

Meanwhile, the Democratic Lone Star Project put out a statement challenging DeLay's contention that Travis County is Democratic. The group said election returns for the past two presidential elections, past two U.S. Senate races and the 2002 governor's race show Travis County was more Democratic than Republican by a margin of two-tenths of one percent.


  • he's like a little kid: 'I made this!'

    By Blogger Blogenfreude, at 9:39 AM  

  • Wyah wyah wyah....


    If you were innocent Delay, you wouldn't have pulled the bullshit. Its time to clean this up with public funded campaigns ONLY, and throw you and the crooked judges in prison along with chucking away the key.

    You know NOBODY is qualified to hear the case right now, since they have connections to TRMPAC. Which is an automatic conflict of interest.

    And you shouldn't continually whine about moving for a change of venue......things will end up biting you in the ass.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:25 PM  

  • Why does it even matter what the people of the county think? Becuase he might get a biased jury? Is he saying that democrats would be unbaised but not republicans? Does he really not trust our judicial system at all?

    I guess it's the logical leap from the guy who started threatning judges earlier this year during the Terry Shiavo controversy.

    By Blogger carl, at 6:46 PM  

  • Hey folks - yes, let's widely advertise DeLay's coded reminders of who-owes-whom in Texas, but let's always keep our (and the country's) eyes on the ball: Exposing solid, verifiable, violations of ethics and law.

    We all see the obvious here. What's needed is a network of citizen detectives to help dig up information and individuals that can connect the dots - in a court. Wherever that court may be.

    By Anonymous ChicagoStonePro, at 11:46 AM  

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