You wanted the next Democratic scandal?!? YOU GOT THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC SCANDAL!!! IT'S THE INDICTMENT OF TOM DELAY!!!
Yes kids, it's true, or at least is appearing to lean that way.
What we have here today is the story of how the prosecutor in the Tom Delay case sent his case to a grand jury three times in four days in an effort to get an indictment against Senator Delay.
Apparrently, the first crime that the prosecutor, one Ronnie Earle, tried to get Tom Delay indicted on, wasn't on the books when Senator Delay allegedly committed the crime. This is what we call Ex Post Facto, which patsbrother will likely inform us was on his law terms matching quiz last week.
When the first indictment didn't stick, Mr. Earle decided to run money laundering charges up the flagpole, and whaddaya know, the grand jury returned an indictment.
You can't tell me that Mr. Earle didn't know that the first set of charges wasn't going to fly, or that he didn't bother to research when the law went into effect, so why bother trying to run the indictment?
Here's a secondary link, for those of you who want more to read about...
apparrently, it takes 3 grand juries to get an indictment...