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Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

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Poor little Tommy, *giggle*, him must go off to jail, *giggle*.  Why this just warms the tips of my toes this morning.  Political grifter and old time bigot Tom Delay will make tons of new friends during his three year stint in the slammer.

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once considered among the nation's most powerful and feared lawmakers, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for a scheme to influence elections that already cost him his job, leadership post and millions of dollars in legal fees.

The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay, a Houston-area Republican, on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for using a political action committee to illegally send corporate donations to Texas House candidates in 2002.

Prosecutors said DeLay will likely be free for months or even years as his appeal makes it through the Texas court system....

DeLay told Senior Judge Pat Priest the "selective prosecution" he's gone through has deeply affected his wife's health, forced him to raise and spend $10 million in legal fees and cost him everything he has worked for – including the second-highest post in the U.S. House.

"This criminalization of politics is very dangerous. It's dangerous to our system. Just because somebody disagrees with you they got to put you in jail, bankrupt you, destroy your family," he said.

Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to serve 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer politician.  I hope his lengthy appeals drain him bone dry...and then, broke and despondent, he still ends up having to serve his sentence behind bars.  

This is Karma at its finest.  She make take her sweet time about it, but when she hits back, she hits hard.

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-1 # RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in PrisonEvan 2011-02-09 20:40
One down!
When will the rest of the bush clan go to jail?
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0 # RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in PrisonB J 2011-02-10 13:18
Can't wait for Obama to get his
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0 # RE: RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in Prisonbushwhacked 2011-04-05 18:32
well, I'm been waiting for Bush for all these years - and am still waiting. Obama better not go to jail before the Dubya and his heartless Cheney!
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0 # RE: RE: RE: Tom Delay Sentenced to Three Years in PrisonChinWarmer 2011-04-08 07:38
What did Dubya and his evil goons do that Obama hasn't? I can't think of even one offense that the left was screaming Impeach Bush that Obama hasn't done himself. Do even have to say it?
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