DeLay Grand Jury foreman speaks (video)

News & Politics

Yep, the breaking news as of 6pm est is that DeLay's been indicted on a second count of money laundering. And the worst part of it for the increasingly lonely camp of DeLay supporters is that it comes from a totally different Grand Jury...


David Edwards writes: "In a recent interview on MSNBC's Hardball, Tom DeLay explained how District Attorney Ronnie Earle had duped the grand jury into returning an indictment by saying 'Oh sure. You can indict a ham sandwich. This is a ham sandwich without the ham.'"

"DeLay has spun this indictment as a partisan attack by Ronnie Earle. At the same time, he downplays the role of the grand jurors as mere puppets of the prosecutor."

And he doesn't mean it. He knows he's guilty and he knows that the public arena is where this thing's being fought. If the media and public are outraged, powerful politicians will let DeLay take the fall. If they aren't, he may just get another in a series of slaps to the wrist.

But if salt of the earth spokespeople, like Grand Jury Foreman William Gibson (no, not that William Gibson) keep speaking, and if national news can somehow grow the cajones, it'll be awful hard for DeLay to beat this rap [VIDEO].

A couple of excerpts:

"We would not have handed down an indictment. We would have no-billed the man, if we didn't feel there was sufficient evidence," said Gibson.

"It wasn't Mr. Earle that indicted the man. It was the 12 members of the grand jury," Gibson said. (BradBlog)

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