Tom DeLay: convicted of felony money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, faces five-to-99 years in prison.
This is almost too good to be true. Almost too good for words.
Tom DeLay, “The Hammer,” legendary Republican hard-heart, America slasher, soulless political ghoul… convicted on both counts in his Texas criminal trial.
Tom DeLay, ‘guilty’ and ‘guilty’
A 100-year-old Texas law makes it a felony to directly give political candidates money to spend on campaigns.
After hearing the word “guilty” twice, the former congressman left the 331st District Court with tears in his eyes.
How often is it that bad things happen to bad people? Rare. How often is it that bad things happen to miserable, despicable cockroaches? Rarer. Getting a fetid, @#+* bag with no human decency like DeLay to face penitentiary is rarer still.
Let us take it all in. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.
Yeeesssss, that is nice.
DeLay has always said he never committed a crime and expected the jury to find him not guilty:
“I’m not going to blame anybody. This is an abuse of power,” DeLay said, minutes after the reading of the verdict. “It’s a miscarriage of justice, and I still maintain that I am innocent.”
“I am very disappointed in the outcome,” DeLay said.
Let us take his shallow protestations, his now useless spins, let us throw them on the ground and roll around in them. Like happy, careless dogs! Let’s roll around in these impotent words like we were puppies and they were milk bones! Yes!
At the end of the day Wednesday, the Travis County Jury nailed “the Hammer” to the scales of justice for his crimes against the state.
“So many of these politicians act like they’re puppets or slaves to the moneyed interests, but what they have to understand is that the citizens… demand that they do the peoples’ work,” the prosecutor said.
Justice doesn’t always require a great deal of power, it merely requires a reasonably functioning system. I guess Texas — surprise! — is guilty of at least that.
The sentencing portion of the trial is set to begin December 20, with Senior District Judge Pat Priest deciding Delay’s punishment.
Let’s hope for 99 years of discomfort for Delay.