Tuesday, November 01, 2005

DeLay strikes again

Or rather, his defense lawyer does.

The removal of the judge from DeLay's case infuriates me. His reasoning is spurious and defensive, purposely looking for ways to try for a non-guilty verdict.

The ruling came after a hearing in which Delay's attorneys argued that state District Judge Bob Perkins' political donations created the appearance of bias.

The judge donated to democratic candidate John Kerry and to MoveOn.org. Yes, even DeLay has the right to a fair and unbiased trial, but how many of us have gone before judges who donated to republican candidates or organizations? How many minor girls have to go before these same judges to ask for permission to have an abortion? Can they ask for a new judge so as to get an unbiased decision?

Probably not.

"The public perception of Judge Perkins' activities shows him to be on opposite sides of the political fence than Tom DeLay," defense attorney Dick DeGuerin argued.

Can we all use this as an excuse to get a judge who will most likely rule in our favor? Get her/him on the "right side" then we should be free and clear, yes?

But that's not where DeLay's defense plans to stop. They want the trial moved out of Austin, too, because it is seen as "one of the last enclaves of the Democratic Party in Texas."

Oh give me a fucking break already. I am in the Capitol of the Confederacy and so are the many black/African's who live here. Can women and the many persons of color change our venue everytime we get in legal trouble so we can get someone more likeminded?

Not really because we're usually flat broke and haven't been bedding down with the 'right people' to begin with, playing golf and such.