Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DeLay In the Dock

Via the New York Times:

AUSTIN, Tex. — Jurors began deliberating Monday in the money-laundering trial of Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader who was forced to resign five years ago after he was indicted here.

I have a bet with myself that he will be acquitted on all counts. I have no basis for that conclusion; it’s just a hunch. Then he will make the tour of the Fox News shows crowing about how he was persecuted by a politicized Justice Department and a vengeful prosecutor and that his name was dragged through the mud for the sake of partisan politics. He will then praise the jury who saw through the whole charade and that the justice system truly works. Of course, if he’s convicted, he’ll say exactly the same thing except the last part, and then he’ll appeal it all the way to the Supreme Court. Any takers?

Frankly, it doesn’t matter to me what happens to him, but there is a part of me that would enjoy seeing him in the joint and married to the guy with the most cigarettes.