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Update [2004-9-16 13:46:23 by The Cunctator]: Picked up by Kos on the front page

From The Hill...

Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.), the House ethics committee's ranking member, is working with the chairman Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) to drop the DeLay investigation into his well-established corruption.

According to The Hill, the only holdup is that "Mollohan needs more time to rally his fellow Democrats to line up behind an outcome favorable to DeLay."

Contact info for Mollohan (especially his W. Va constituents):
Phone: (202) 225-4172
Fax: (202) 225-7564
CLARKSBURG: (304) 623-4422
MORGANTOWN: (304) 292-3019
PARKERSBURG: (304) 428-0493
WHEELING: (304) 232-5390

For the other Democratic committee members:
Stephanie Tubbs Jones, OH: (202) 225-7032
Gene Green, TX: (202) 225-1688
Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA-34: (202) 225-1766
Mike Doyle, PA-14: 202-225-2135,

Remind Dems on the committee to stand strong.

Originally posted to The Cunctator on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:45 AM PDT.

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  •  What a Fucktard (none)
    The only way to deal with Delay to be absolutely relentless.  

    How are the criminal justice probes in Texas coming along?

    Will James R. Bath reveal the secret behind George Bush's National Guard Service before it's too late?

    by pontificator on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:48:54 AM PDT

    •  Stunningly silent (none)
      I posted a brief comment on this, yesterday, but since search isn't working.....

      Nothing has been heard lately here in bucolic austin. The local DA has prosecutorial authority and I've heard nothing on the Delay probe in awhile.

      Timing: If there were to be an indictment, September would be a good time, and the DA (no coward when it comes to well timed indictments) knows how to best play this. Some local political groupies had expected indictments to be released about, well, now. Delay, delay, delay. Keep your fingers crossed. Hurricane Ivan and the decision by a local judge yesterday to declare the state education funding system unconstitutional may delay (uh, yea, i got it already) a relevant press release.

      Substance: Some indication that the investigation is not targeting Delay directly but his organizations. Now, if they don't have the goods on delay, would they want to indict others before the elections--which would allow delay to claim he was "exonerated?" I think not.

      In sum. Whothefuck knows? But there's reason to hope, if, for no other reason, the DA is a hard core Dem already at war with Delay.

      Bad schools make for more Republicans.

      by DyspepTex on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:59:16 AM PDT

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  •  Tell me again (none)
    Why it is in the best interest of Dems to get anyone (regardless of backbone) elected that has a d by their name???

    So what would Salazar do in this position or perhaps Carson???

    We already know what Bayh and Lieberman would do...


    This is why Rove didn't want to run against Dean in the first place. Dean/Obama 2008/12

    by Genf on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:52:30 AM PDT

    •  Uh, Genf... (none)
      Salazar and Carson would be in the Senate. They wouldn't be voting on a House ethics committee.
    •  Politics is a dirty, dirty game (none)
      that oft attracts dirty, dirty people.  But regardless of their slimeyness (short outright immoral or illegal behavior, which is never forgivable), by being a D he will vote for D leadership, and is thus worth more than an R.

        Why is D leadership important?

      How many investigations have been done in this R controlled congress of Bushco?  How many items on Bushco's wish list have been denied?

        Yes, it's a nasty price to pay to allow these scumbags amoungst our ranks, but like Dean says, the perfect is not the enemy of the good (or the good enough, or the barely acceptable).  Eyes on the prize!

      bloggers: we watch the watchmen.

      by Ugluks Flea on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 09:12:23 AM PDT

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  •  Chamberlain Democrats (none)
    "Peace in our time".

    I've been reading Howard Dean's new book, which is full of great stuff about where the Democratic Party went wrong in dealing with the GOP, and reading something like this just makes me want to spit nails.

    Voters may be stupid, but they're not THAT stupid.

    by Radical Middle on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 09:12:38 AM PDT

  •  I called (none)
    Mollohans' secretary told me to call the ethics committe and gave me this number: 202.225.7103

    The next guy I spoke to forwarded me on to someones' VM. So I left a message stating that politics has become a dirty word and that Delay should be in jail, etc...

    I am going to be so pissed off is this gets dropped. Gasoline on the fire!

    Pick that shit up, my world is NOT your ashtray!

    by Solarwind on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 09:22:18 AM PDT

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