September 9, 2005
The twin worlds of Tom DeLay
It’s easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, but you should have been in that control room where those people were making life and death decisions, people that stayed up and got no sleep and very little food for five to six days straight trying to make the right decisions to save people. What happens when we come up here? They point the finger. You didn’t make the right decision here. You didn’t take care of my aides there. You didn’t do this. You didn’t do that. The point is if you look at the big picture, it’s a phenomenal accomplishment by everybody involved. It’s unbelievable. I am constantly struck by where we are today just a little over a week from the worst catastrophe that this country has seen.
The Texas Association of Business and Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee have been indicted on charges of illegally using corporate money to help Republicans win control of the Texas Legislature in 2002.
The indictments, released publicly this morning, include 128 counts against the business group and two against the political action committee, which was created by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land.
The Travis County grand jury that issued the indictments, however, took no action against the Texas Association of Business’ president, Bill Hammond, or any other officials with the group today.
A rare meeting among Hammond, his lawyer Roy Minton and Travis County prosecutors Wednesday might have made a difference.
Wonder if Tom came up in the conversation…
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