Talk:Tom DeLay raises Republican hackles as ethics charges dominate news

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That's a great picture... --HiFlyer 05:01, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

DouglasGreen, I don't know where the "colorful and controversial" part of Ronnie Earles came from, do you? I propose to let it stay as long as we agree that it is a characterization Mr Delay & Co use when discussing Earles. BTW, he is the congressperson for the district in Texas in which I live. I know Tom Delay. I could call him on the phone and plan to do so in the near future for some live quotes. --HiFlyer 14:19, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It came from Wikipedia; as a Wikijournalist, I am biased to think that it is an impartial source :-). To see the original source of those words, see article about Tom DeLay. It is not a characterization by Mr. DeLay. Here is what he said, according to Multinational Monitor

In a replay of the Hutchison showdown, Republicans are accusing Earle of conducting a "partisan witch hunt." Denouncing the "runaway district attorney" in a February news conference, DeLay said Earle has "a long history of being vindictive and partisan."

"Being called partisan and vindictive by Tom DeLay," Earle told the Houston Chronicle, "is like being called ugly by a frog."

Speaking personally Mr. Earle does not seem to be excessively partisan, and his character does not really seem to be an issue for me, although I cannot say the same for all those who are jumping on the DeLay ethics bandwagon. However it is easy to make the "colorful" and "controversial" charges stick on Earle, given comments like these (colorful) and also his once bringing charges against Republican Sen. Hutchison (controversial), which did not stick apparently on technical grounds. DouglasGreen 17:15, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Hiya DouglasGreen. What DeLay did in Texas, and what the colorful-noncolorful DA is taking his arse to the hopper for is illegal. I could show you lots of cites on that, since of course, it is illegal. But then again, I am inclined to say you do nice work generally and I'm just not in a colorful mood. But I can assure you and all listeners, in Texas, IT IS ILLEGAL!! ;-)) --HiFlyer 00:11, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hey i changed the first line to "member of parliment", but i dont think that is the correct jargon, so could an american fix it. And just remember that you have to say sho this guy is and what country the news is about, cause we dont all live in the US. Also, i dont know if this meets the guideline that a lead article should have international relevence. ~The bellman | Smile 02:13, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I changed his title from "member of parliament" to "member of US house of representatives" Vash The Stampede 02:45, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

prefers "congress critter", personally... - Amgine 02:47, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)