Thursday, August 03, 2006

Tom DeLay: He's Back

Don't ask me to explain the legal niceties, but it looks like we'll still have Tom DeLay to kick around. This from Reuters:
A U.S. Appeals Court on Thursday rejected a request by Tom DeLay, the indicted former House of Representatives Republican leader, to have his name taken off the November congressional ballot.
Yes it does seem topsy-turvy. The Republicans want him off the ballot, while Democrats want him on:
Republicans have claimed the Democrats want to keep DeLay on the ballot to use his legal troubles in Texas over campaign fund-raising and links to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to improve Democratic chances in the November election.
You think?
TPM Muckraker
reports that the Texas GOP plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which by the way traditionally starts its term in October.


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