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Round up of other blogs commenting on DeLay this week

There's too much to list. But here are some of my favorites. If you want to suggest another link, post a comment or email me at ddonnelly [at] campaignmoney [dot] org.

Without commentary, priority, or endorsement of the ideas found therein, here are some postings to read:

Vulnerable at home:
Bull Moose
Off the Kuff

Taking Care Of Their Own

The Texas Observer reports that former TRMPAC Director John Colyandro has joined a nefarious group of lobbyists who continue their trade even after being indicted. Colyandro’s company includes two former chorines of former U.S. House Transportation Committee Chair Bud Shuster (R-Pa), who, according to the Observer, is "one of the few Congressmen who can match Tom DeLay’s record for ethics scandals."

Thanks to TomPaine.com

TomPaine.com picked up our petition to Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick. Thanks!

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Smoking Gun?

If there is a smoking gun in the civil trial with major implications for the criminal investigation (led by soon-to-be-famous Ronnie Earle), it's this description below, from tomorrow's Washington Post, of "trading money." Well, from where I sit, it looks more like "washing money."

60 Minutes to focus on Earle and DeLay Sunday

Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

From the CBS News website:

THE DA AND TOM DELAY - In Texas, a district attorney is investigating a political action committee linked to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is a Republican. Is the DA on a political witch hunt or searching for the truth? Lesley Stahl reports.

Tom DeLay, This is Your Life! Ten Years Ago Today...

We’re starting a new feature on the blog:

Tom DeLay, This is Your Life!

NYT on civil trail and DeLay's warts

DeLay is in the New York Times today, too. Here are a fun few paragraphs about the criminal investigation led by Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle:

WaPo: DeLay vulnerable in district

Last year, no one believed that DeLay was touchable in his district. A first-time candidate, Richard Morrison, wwas running against him, and DeLay had an enough cash advantage.

Bankruptcy bill in the Senate; DeLay poised to aid donors (again)

There's a bad bankruptcy bill being debated in the Senate this week. Tell your Senators you oppose it.

Today's New York Times has a new twist on it -- there is a big, gaping loophole for wealthy Americans in the bill:

If the plaintiffs in the TRMPAC civil suit win...

...they should donate the money they win in damages to the institute Ronnie Earle is setting up at the University of Texas to educate the public about corporate money in politics.