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Monday, January 10, 2011

Tom DeLay in de dog house - 3 years jail time

Former US House Republican Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison on conspiracy charges. The Texas politician was convicted of conspiring to funnel corporate campaign contributions to legislative races in Texas, in violation of state law. He says, "I can't be remorseful for something I don't think I did". He probably hasn't heard of Mandy Rice Davies, but I'll quote her. "Well, he would, wouldn't he?"

It's funny how some politicians delude themselves. In Britain, David Chaytor, former Labour MP, denied any wrongdoing until it was all put in front of him in big bold print. Now he got only 18 months. DeLay has got twice as much. That's the thing about America. Everything's just that bit bigger!


This sounds like a fair punishment. Why should he be treated different then any other American citizen?!?

I agree, Garry, unless your comment is a bit cryptic and then I'm not sure. In fact, maybe any other American citizen might have got considerably more (for a similar offence).

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