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November 17th, 2004
02:34 pm

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House Changes Rules to Protect DeLay
House Republicans approved a party rules change Wednesday that could allow Majority leader Tom DeLay to retain his leadership post if he is indicted by a Texas grand jury on state political corruption charges.
The Hypocrisy Party comes through again.  If a Democrat in Congress were indicted for a felony, the Republican leadership would come down on him so hard there'd be gooey splatter from Miami to Seattle, but if an important Republican gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar, it's change the rules so he doesn't have to give up his leadership post.

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From:singlemaltsilk
Date:November 17th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Since it's a party rule and not a House rule, I have a sneaking suspicion the Dems would do much the same in similar circumstances.
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 17th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
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The Democrats are not above being sleazy or hypocritical, but it seems to me that they at least have the good grace to be embarrassed about it instead of proud of it.

I see this as a big part of why political scandals seem to stick to Democrats and not to Republicans. Ds don't defend their own as vigorously as Rs and they don't attack the other side as zealously for things they're equally guilty of.
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