Is Roy Blunt next?
October 05, 2005
Turns out the Republicans seem to have put a lot of thought into picking Tom Delay's replacement, Roy Blunt. It takes a certain kind of genius to pick his main co-conspirator for the job:
Tom DeLay deliberately raised more money than he needed to throw parties at the 2000 presidential convention, then diverted some of the excess to longtime ally Roy Blunt through a series of donations that benefited both men's causes.
When the financial carousel stopped, DeLay's private charity, the consulting firm that employed DeLay's wife and the Missouri campaign of Blunt's son all ended up with money, according to campaign documents reviewed by The Associated Press. [LINK]Here's an example of the kind of transaction that might leave the GOP scrambling for a new majority leader after the jump: