DELAY UPDATE….Here’s the AP dispatch on Tom DeLay’s indictment:
DeLay attorney Steve Brittain said DeLay was accused of a criminal conspiracy along with two associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay’s national political committee.
GOP congressional officials said the plan was for DeLay to temporarily relinquish his leadership post and Speaker Dennis Hastert will recommend that Rep. David Dreier of California step into those duties.
All we need now is a Plame indictment and we’d have the trifecta. Or the pentecta. Or whatever. I can barely keep track of the myriad ethical problems besetting the Republican leadership these days.
I’ve long been of the opinion that although Democrats are obviously in trouble these days, it’s still the case that they’re losing elections by only a few points ? and even a moderate change in the political climate could turn that around. Well, this is it. If Democrats still can’t win in 2006, then we’ve got serious problems.