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Boehner's statement on DeLay's decision

From his website:

U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX):

Mini-Me's Statement

I think I'll just paste it below:

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement regarding House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's (Texas) announcement:

Statement On New Congressional Leadership Elections

Statement of David Donnelly, National Campaigns Director of Public Campaign Action Fund, On New Congressional Leadership Elections

DeLay Quits Leadership Post

Here's the AP story.

Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay decided Saturday to give up his post as House majority leader, clearing the way for new leadership elections among House Republicans eager to shed the taint of scandal, two officials said.

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Free Enterprise Fund to Fight Earle Subpoenas

The conservative Free Enterprise Fund plans to fight subpoenas from Ronnie Earle, reports The Hill, although they have not been officially served yet. (Earle sent them courtesy copies). The group has run ads in Austin featuring a barking Rottweiler dog, with the narrative, "A prosecutor with a political agenda can be vicious." Earle is likely planning to argue that the group deliberately tainted the Travis County jury pool.

Prosecuter Looking at MO Guv's Records

Fired Up Missouri reports that Texas prosecutors are examining campaign finance records of Gov. Matt Blunt for the year 2000. Previous news reports have said that Prosecutor Ronnie Earle was looking at records for ARMPAC; Roy Blunt's leadership PAC, the Rely on Your Beliefs Fund, and the Missouri Republian Party. It appears that the net is now wider than that.

Big week for DeLay, GOP

As early as tomorrow, Texas Judge Pat Priest will reportedly determine whether DeLay will stand trial on criminal conspiracy and money laundering charges.

As AP writes up, this decision will likely decide whether or not the once Majority Leader becomes the once and future Majority Leader.

At issue are several developments:

How Good is DeLay's Poker Face?

Q: Guess who this quote is from:

"Short of some miracle, [Tom DeLay] will not be able to resurrect his political career..."

A: Molly Ivins
B: Roy Blunt
C: American Enterprise Institute
D: Democratic National Committee

The answer is.....................C.

DeLay-Blunt

The New York Times reports about new subpoenas issued by Ronnie Earle to gather information about how DeLay and Blunt committee traded money in 2000 and 2002:

Signed, a Washington, DC-based Political Hack

Rep. Roy Blunt's Communications Director, Burson Taylor, has sent a letter from Washington to the Springfield News-Leader in response to David's Monday editorial. It's too good to not post the whole thing...

With respect to the Ozarks Voices column by David Donnelly, please allow me to respond.