More on the DA taking on DeLay, and a good short big picture piece in Slate

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The Christian Science Monitor profiles District Attorney Ronnie Earle today, including a short vignette of Earle turning himself in for campaign finance violations. Ever hear of that before? A politician turning himself in and accepting a fine without a countersuit? The article also has an on-line poll about whether the investigation upholds democracy or is partisan. Vote you are there.

Also today, Chris Suellentrop of Slate writes up a short big picture of what the DeLay Rule symbolizes. (Great headline: Corrupt? Absolutely.)

The nut passage, for my money, is this one:


Conveniently, the DeLay vote has enabled liberals and conservatives to agree: Are congressional Republicans out-of-touch plutocrats, concerned only with using the power of incumbency to perpetuate their rule? Or are they ideological traitors who have forsaken the principles that got them elected in the first place? The answer is yes.


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