Even Dancing with the Stars couldn't keep Tom DeLay from prison



Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

You can't get anymore joyful than hearing that Tom DeLay, a firm believer in the health benefits of Dioxin and last seen publicly shimmying his booty in satin bolero pants on "Dancing with the Stars," has just been sentenced to three years in prison. As The Huffington Post reports:

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once considered among the nation's most powerful and feared lawmakers, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for a scheme to influence elections that already cost him his job, leadership post and millions of dollars in legal fees.

The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay, a Houston-area Republican, on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for using a political action committee to illegally send corporate donations to Texas House candidates in 2002.


I recall an aide of DeLay being quoted as saying that (paraphrased) "You don't just kick a Democrat when he's down, you roll him in a carpet and toss him over the cliff."  That was how DeLay played: down, mean, merciless, dirty, and well-oiled with "K Street Project" money.  The former Texas bug exterminator (we are not making this up) could bite a copperhead snake's head off and swallow it down with a martini.

More here.

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  • SheilaFahey

    Why is everybody suddenly talking about a HuffPo article from TWO YEARS ago, as thought it's some sort of "breaking news"????

    I don't get it....

    What's the relevance? Is there a new development? Last I read he's out on bail pending appeal - which there is NOTHING new to report about.

    Someone please explain?

  • Only a real asswipe would smile during a police photograph. This shows his disdain for the law , the constitution, Democracy and this Nation. Maybe he will get a dose of what he has been doing to America in prison.

  • Two thoughts come to mind:

    1.  Damn -- what took so long?

    2.  Remember how DeLay was known as "The Hammer"?  After he meets his cellmate, I have a feeling he'll be known as "The Anvil" . . .

  • If these are federal charges, he'll do every day of those three years. I'm not altogether surprised that he would do time. From what I saw of him working the House of Reps, I'm glad he's back in Texas. Maybe three years of Christmas in custody might go a long ways towards his staying out of politics.  

  • No further delay for Delay...A nice stay at the Crossbar Hotel. With "benefits?"