Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Roskam = DeLay

So Tom "The Hammer" DeLay was indicted today on conspiracy charges with two other cronies of his for illegibly using his PAC to illegally pass money to Republican political candidates.

Candidates like Peter Roskam, Republican candidate for congress in IL-06.

Turns out, Roskam, who just happens to be a former apprentice of Tom DeLay, having worked for him in DC, was investigated for just the same type of illegal activity. Roskam’s state campaign was investigated in 1992 by the Illinois Attorney General and the IRS, then his congressional campaign was investigated again in 1999 for campaign ethics violations.

Is there a pattern here?

Roskam worked for DeLay. DeLay has been slapped with three ethic violations while in congress and just indicted for possible campaign finance law violations. Roskam has been investigated for campaign finance law violations in both his previous campaigns. DeLay's PAC, for which he has been indicted, donated heavily to Roskam's campaign. And Guess who just hosted a $500 a plate dinner for his friend and former apprentice Peter Roskam.

Why that would be Tom DeLay.

A culture of corruption starts at the top. Republicans like DeLay are seeing their past catch up to them. What we don't need in congress is former DeLay staffer, who will carry on DeLay's ethically challenged ways. Not only is Roskam too far to the Rigth to accurately represent IL-06, but his ties and seemingly coincidental similarities to DeLay should make anyone question whether he deserves to hold office.

We don't need another Tom DeLay in congress.

PS to any GOP trolls:
I don't want to hear this BS about "partisanship" regarding this indictment of DeLay:

A June 17 editorial in the Houston Chronicle commended his work: "During his long tenure, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle has prosecuted many more Democratic officials than Republicans. The record does not support allegations that Earle is prone to partisan witch hunts." This assertion supports Earle's own claim about his record; a March 6 article in the El Paso Times reported: "Earle says local prosecution is fundamental and points out that 11 of the 15 politicians he has prosecuted over the years were Democrats."