09/28/2005: Cause for optimism?
Last November I was down in the dumps like every other democrat. I kept seeing all the corruption on the Republican side and I wondered if the legal system could withstand the republican asssault on the rule of law. Between Delay's K Street plan and TRMPAC and that lunatic Senator Cornyn threatening judges, I doubted the law could be enforced. But oh how things have changed in a very short time. Bill Frist is being investigated for insider trading worth between $2 and $6 million by the SEC. Tom Delay got indicted for criminal conspiracy. The guy in charge of purchasing for the US government, Savarian, got indicted last week. Jack Abramoff will be going to jail and is currently being investigated by 4 committees in congress. Half of the Republican party of Ohio will be going to jail for coingate. Duke Cunningham in California had to resign for bribes from defense contractors. Grover Nordquist and his organization is being investigated as well. But the biggest one will be Karl Rove in October. It will be great. People are finally figuring out that the Rethuglicans have a pay to play system. They shake down contributors in return for campaign donations and funnel it into slush funds to do dirty tricks and enrich themselves. The Republican Party is ideologically and morally bankrupt. It's ashame it took so much damage to the country for people to see it.
Len on 09.28.05 @ 09:52 PM CST