Monday, December 05, 2005
The sweet sweet taste of defeat
DeLay's legal team readies Tom for his press conference.
Tom DeLay's lawyer tells Tom that he's still facing the two major charges against him, but the good news is that he saved a bunch of money with Geico:
A judge dismissed a conspiracy charge Monday against Rep. Tom DeLay but refused to throw out far more serious allegations of money-laundering, dashing the congressman’s hopes for now of reclaiming his post as House majority leader.
DeLay declined to speak with reporters Monday evening as he entered a campaign fundraiser with Vice President Dick Cheney at a Houston hotel.
But DeLay spokesman Kevin Madden said the court’s decision “underscores just how baseless and politically motivated the charges were.”
DeLay “is very encouraged by the swift progress of the legal proceedings and looks forward to his eventual and absolute exoneration based on the facts and the law,” Madden said.
I take it they won't be breaking out a "Mission Accomplished" banner just yet...