Sunday, February 26, 2006


How low will she go?

For months, Take 19 has been asking Sue to return Tom DeLay's dirty money -- the more than $12,000 she has taken from the now indicted former House majority leader. But our requests seem to have fallen on death ears.

Which is why the last sentence in a North County News article (no link available) this week caught our attention. Sue's spokesman -- the very same Kevin Callahan who keeps insisting that Kelly isn't campaigning yet -- had this to say about Kelly's gift from DeLay: "There haven't been any legal problems with ARMPAC."

Though we added the emphasis, the quote is exactly as it appeared in the paper. Which kind of makes us wonder: are Sue's standards really that low that she'll take money from anyone, even someone facing a federal indictment? Indeed, Callahan's answer sounds downright Clintonian. If only he had said, it depends on what the meaning of the word illegal is.

What happened to the "even the appearence of unethical behavior?" and those high ethical standards outlined in the Contract with America that SUE SIGNED?

And as far as the argument that Delay hasn't been convicted of anything...I seem to remember that the Republicans were awfully quick to condemn Bill Clinton about Whitewaater, Vince Foster, "Travelgate" and blah, blah blah and he WAS NEVER CONVICTED OF ANYTHING.

Delay's money is full of Abramoff's money (visit the FEC website) and he has pleaded guilty and is Delay's money, on that basis alone, should be returned.

...and I just ran across this about Delay and the IRS. Ethical...clean money....RIGHT!

"The Internal Revenue Service recently audited the books of a Texas nonprofit group that was critical of campaign spending by former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) after receiving a request for the audit from one of DeLay's political allies in the House.

The lawmaker, House Ways and Means Committee member Sam Johnson (R-Tex.), was in turn responding to a complaint about the group, Texans for Public Justice, from Barnaby W. Zall, a Washington lawyer close to DeLay and his fundraising apparatus, according to IRS documents."
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