legal defense

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Yesterday's main Republican talking point defending Tom DeLay was this:

"Tom DeLay did nothing wrong," Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., told reporters after the weekly GOP caucus meeting. "There's no evidence of any breaking of the House rules."

Slowed to a trickle because of the drip, drip, drip

According to a story by Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News (registration required), DeLay's legal defense fund's receipts slowed to just $50,000 in the first quarter of this year, as compared to the $430,000 it took in for the last half of 2004.

He's gotta spend the money on something

Bobby R. Burchfield, Tom DeLay's "outside counsel" -- or "lawyer" for us simple folk -- responds to the Washington Post's allegations in a letter to the editor. DeLay's legal defense fund has raised $1 million. Guess that lawyer of his has to earn his money somehow.

As for the letter, I'm not sure it's worth rebutting. But I might. Later.