So Mr. DeLay appears in court. Oh, majikthise has terrific perp walk pictures that she took herself, btw. And his slimey attorney argues, basically, that Mr. DeLay can't get a fair trial unless the judge is a republican. Damn if I ever heard that one before.
In Texas judges are elected in partisan elections. They are democrats or republicans. The Texas Supreme Court struck a provision prohibiting statements indicating an opinion "on any issue that may be subject to judicial interpretation" which means that they MAY have opinions. Neverletheless, Dick DeGuerin, DeLay's attorney "made an issue of the $3,400 in political donations the judge has made to Democratic causes, including one to a group critical of DeLay and Republicans."
The duplicity and hubris of these people never ceases to astonish me. Oh, how terrible!! An elected democrat gave money to democrats and -- GASP! -- to groups who criticized Tom DeLay. What a load. But wait. It gets better.
He claims that one of the organizations, MoveOn.org, sold t-shirts with Tom DeLay's mug shot on them. However "According to MoveOn’s Washington director Tom Mattzie, this claim is false. Mattzie told ThinkProgress this morning that MoveOn has “never sold any t-shirts with Tom DeLay’s mug shot” on their website or otherwise." Think Progress has the story and the video. I guess, like perp, like attorney. They're all just one huge sack of duplicitous liars.