Salon asked Lou Dubose, co-author of The Hammer, whether former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) would ever actually spend a day in jail after being sentenced to three years for laundering corporate campaign contributions.
Said DuBose: "No. Simply because the Court of Criminal Appeals is an elected court, it's all Republican, it's highly political. It's known as a prosecutors' court, but in this case I would bet that they're going to rule for the defendant. The Third Court of Appeals, where the appeal will start, is also a Republican court."