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Thursday, September 29, 2005

You Don't Need a Weatherman

...to know which way the wind blows."--Bob Dylan

A note to the journalists regarding the indictment of Tom DeLay: anyone remember there's a grand jury involved here?

The grand jury's foreman, William Gibson, told The Associated Press that Earle didn't pressure jurors to indict DeLay: "Ronnie Earle didn't indict him. The grand jury indicted him."

Gibson, 76, a retired sheriff's deputy, said of DeLay: "He's probably doing a good job. I don't have anything against him. Just something happened."
Let's see: the foreman of the grand jury is a 76 year old retired sheriff's deputy. Grand juries, not prosecutors, hand down indictments (yes, I know about the ham sandwich, but I also know about grand juries that indict people the prosecution didn't want indicted).

And DeLay claims it's a "witch hunt." Frankly, I don't need David Corn and a D.C. media consultant to figure this one out. Politicans boldly proclaiming their innocence as they are marched off to trial (or even jail) is as American as apple pie. As Ronnie Earle said: "I don't know what else they would say."

Just remember: as the guards say, most of the prisoners willl tell you they are innocent, too.

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