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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Speaking of Ronnie Earle...

Since Holden hasn't mentioned this yet, I will. Some choice words from Ronnie Earle:

In response to the cries of Tom DeLay:

"I find they often accuse others of doing what they themselves do," he said. "And what else are they going to say?"
And why he sought the indictment:

"This is about protecting the integrity of our electoral system and I couldn't just ignore it," he said.
And my personal favorite, from the last time DeLay publicly attacked Mr. Earle for investigating him:

"Being called vindictive and partisan by Tom DeLay is like being called ugly by a frog."
Lest we forget why Mr. DeLay has now stepped down as Majority Leader:

When Congressional Republicans sought last year to protect Mr. DeLay by changing the rules requiring an indicted leader to step down, Mr. Earle condemned the action as "open contempt for moral values" in an Op-Ed article in The New York Times. The move was later rescinded.
And one last word about all the cries of "unfair!":

"I would expect that that would be their response," Mr. Earle said. "This is what they believe of themselves."
It's not the character of your opponents that matters; only your character is important.


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