Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tom DeLay, one week ago:
"My defense in this case will not be technical or legalistic. It will be categorical and absolute."

Tom DeLay, today:
"Mr. DeLay and his aides insisted that the weakness of the case was on full display on Monday when Mr. Earle sought the new money-laundering and conspiracy counts, after Mr. DeLay's lawyer had sought to have the original conspiracy charge dismissed. Mr. DeLay's argument was that the exchange of campaign money in question occurred in 2002 and that conspiracy was not made a part of the relevant criminal statute until 2003."

A legalistic defense keeps looking better and better every day, huh Tom?

But wait, there's more! The Associated Press reports:

DeLay was first charged with conspiracy to violate the state election code, which bans the direct use of corporate money for political campaigns. His lawyers filed court papers Monday attacking that charge on technical grounds.

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