Saturday, May 21, 2005

Dean Judges, You Decide

Dem Chairman Howard Dean says that Senator Tom Delay should go to the hoosegow, reports the Associated Press.

"Tom DeLay is corrupt. No question about it," Dean said Friday, with much certainty and conviction, adding that Delay probably deserves to go to jail. Nevermind that Delay continues to deny any wrongdoing, and has not had his day in court yet.

"No question about it" -- isn't that nice? Now, bear in mind folks -- this from the same guy who said when running for president we couldn't positively conclude Osama Bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks, despite videotaped statements from Bin Laden himself boasting to the fact.

"I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials," Dean said in 2003.

So, apparently admitted mass-murderers deserve their day in court. U.S. Senators do not. Nice.


CaptHowdy said...

I'm still enjoying the irony of the last name of delay, synonym for stall. Killing time til what? The next election? Or until the dems convince the dems that the repubs are eroding due process?

So, DeLay needs to be locked up, but the republicans were being overly critical of clinton in what led up to a 96% bipartisan senate vote? Those that play not to lose seldom win.

JBlog said...

Oh, make not mistake -- I think Delay should go to jail, if convicted. But I do believe in due process.

I think this could be a wonderful opportunity to clean house in Congress. Why stop here? Plenty of Democrats AND Republicans on the dole with the lobbyists.

And I thought Barbara Boxer's explanation fo why it was wrong for Delay to put relatives on the payroll, but it's okay for her to do it was a howl.