DeLay Resources and New DeLay Thread
by Chris Bowers, Wed Sep 28, 2005 at 12:56:49 PM EDT
Think Progress has an excellent list of talking points on Ronnie Earle.EARLE HAS PROSECUTED FOUR TIMES AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS REPUBLICANS: "Over Earle's 27-year tenure, his Public Integrity Unit has prosecuted 15 elected officials, including 12 Democrats." [Los Angeles Times, 5/15/05]
EARLE PROSECUTED DEMOCRATS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF STATE GOVERNMENT: "Some of the Democrats prosecuted by Earle and his Public Integrity Unit are former Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis, former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox, former State Treasurer Warren Harding and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Yarbrough." [AP, 12/12/04]
EARLE AIDES WENT ON TO RUN FOR OFFICE AS REPUBLICANS:"Some of his top assistants have been with him for decades. A few have gone on to run for elected office as Republicans." [Los Angeles Times, 5/15/05]There are more where that came from, so check it out. This page is so good, it should become the center of a progressive blogger Google bomb on behalf of Earle, espeically with the media already thoroughly complicit with the "partisan" Republican talking point..
Good wathcdog groups to keep up with include Common Cause, CREW, and the Campaign for America's Future. All have ben leaders on DeLay, and have extensive background on this indictment and DeLay's extensive ethical problems.
I would also strongly recommend this diary by Chris Bell, the former Representative who filed the first ethics complaint against DeLay before he was defeated by DeLay's ilegal map. Chris is running for Governor of Texas, so show him a little love.
I have to run right now, but this evening I will post the Republican talking points on Earle in the extended entry. In the comments, post other information you think is useful, as well as links to groups and blogs that will focus on DeLay.