What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 7, 2005

60 Minutes last night

Did anyone else catch Lesley Stahl's story on Tom Delay? Here's the link to the story on the CBS website.

All in all it showed Congressman Delay to be as amazingly corrupt and arrogant.

But for the local Pittsburgh audience, the lovelyMs Stahl left out an interesting tid-bit - here in these paragraphs:
[American Enterprise Institute scholar Norm] Ornstein says the Republicans are worried because DeLay has already been admonished by the House Ethics Committee for questionable conduct.

"Tom DeLay was rebuked on three separate matters by the House Ethics Committee in the last Congress, an extraordinary slap at the leader," says Ornstein. "But they left open pending a fourth issue, which was the Ronnie Earle case in Texas. So what did the House Republicans do? They fire the chairman of the Ethics Committee. They removed two members."

And two of the replacements had contributed to DeLay’s legal defense fund.
Now who do you think is among those two new members?

Check out this story here. It's our very own Melissa Hart. I couldn't find any reference to her mebership on Delay's ethics committee on her Congressional website (now why would THAT be the case??).

Check out the official website list here.

A Question for the Congresswoman: Were you appointed to that "ethics" committee to protect Tom Delay?

More later...

1 comment:

Michael Tedesco said...

What I really found interesting was the comment from DeLay that went (and a paraphrase) "I know CBS likes to MAKE news but..." What a crook. The problem is without the independent counsel law the CONS are in charge of determining if and when anything happens to these people. As you have so aptly pointed out, they are doing all they can to ensure that nothing is done.