Friday, November 04, 2005

Can DeLay Get A Fair Trial?

My Way News:
"Republican Administrative Judge B.B. Schraub had been named earlier Thursday to select a new presiding judge after Perkins was removed, but he withdrew at the request of Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle because of his political contributions to GOP candidates.

Schraub then asked state Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson to name the new judge and Jefferson selected Priest.

But at about the same time, the district attorney asked that Jefferson, too, to withdraw from the process. Earle's office had no immediate comment Friday on the selection of Priest or what the next step would be.

Jefferson's 2002 campaign treasurer, Bill Ceverha, was treasurer of DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee, according to state documents examined by The Associated Press.

The PAC is a co-defendant in DeLay's case and Ceverha was a defendant this spring in a civil trial brought by Democrats who lost state legislative races to Republicans in 2002.

Jefferson also was elected to his seat with the help of a $25,000 donation from the Republican National State Elections Committee, a group at the heart of the money laundering charge against DeLay.

He also received $2,000 from a DeLay-run PAC whose executive director is a co-defendant."
I mean, can Texas come up with anybody not tainted by the scandal being tried? I know it's a big place, but it seems like DeLay spread the corruption around in a really big way.

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