Following Josh Marshall's instructions, I contacted Mike Turner's office. I politely asked how he voted on the Delay issue, allowing party leaders to keep their posts even if they are under indictment.
The Dayton office had to call the DC office and get back to me. I was told it was a private vote and the congressman doesn't have to say how he voted. I started to get snippy. Well of course
say if he wants to. He can just announce, I voted this way or that. Right? I was told again that he doesn't have to do that. Regaining my composure, I simply asked if he was refusing to say how he voted. And I was told that was correct.
Congressman Mike Turner. Coward.
Again, back to Josh Marshall.
Marshall today on his blog
published the transcript of Delay's press conference proclaiming himself as pure as God's fingers, to paraphrase John Proctor in The Crucible
. And Delay claims that the indictments are partisan.
Clear case of the Republicans counting on the public's lack of knowledge of basic civics. A prosecutor, no matter how partisan, can't bring an indictment on his or her own. A grand jury does that. And grand juries are not partisan. They hear evidence and decide if a case should go forward. Then it goes to trial.
That's an indictment, Tom.
Now is Mr. DeLay implying that these grand juries are stacked with liberal democrats out to get him?
And they accuse US of conspiracy theories?