Talk:U.S. house majority leader DeLay indicted, steps down temporarily

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Regarding Ronnie Earle[edit]

I have removed most of the stuff on the prosector because I believe they are POV:

  1. That guy is a prosector. His job is to prosecute people. We don't have to point out every occasion where he did his job.
  2. He prosecuted far more high ranking Democrats than Republicans (12:3) [1]
  3. Therefore I believe that picking out just one case was done to discredit this guy's honesty.

--Deprifry|+T+ 12:09, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

There should be something in here about him trying 5 times unsuccessfully to indict Delay, as well as his dropping his indictments as soon as those he indicts contribute to his pet causes. That might be germane to the article.--66.177.127.7 02:33, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

House majority leader?[edit]

I didn't think there was any such title. Why not call him the Speaker of the House, which is the only title I've ever been taught. The only majority leader I've ever been taught about would be the Senate Majority Leader. D. F. Schmidt 12:18, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Speaker of the House is a different post, currently held by Dennis Hastert. DeLay is (or was) in fact Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives --Deprifry|+T+ 12:22, 29 September 2005 (UTC)
Oh yes, there is such a title. In fact, Mr. DeLay was House Majority Whip before he became House Majority Leader. Please see w:House Majority Whip and w:House Majority Leader.

swamp stink...[edit]

Thanks Wikinews, know I know more than I wanna know about this Texan mess. -68.232.153.54 13:39, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Questions about one sentence[edit]

Now, I'm not going to get into a edit war over this like the fella who posted it did over at Wikipedia but somehow I don't understand the purpose of this sentence:

Travis County contains the state capital of Austin and is widely known to be a liberal county in a conservative state, as indicated by recent presidential elections.

"Widely known" by whom? And how does voting for the Democratic party turn a county into a "liberal" one? I guess by that definition a county that votes 51% Democratic and 49 % Republican is "liberal" while one where the Republicans get 51% and the Democrats 49% is "conservative". --Deprifry|+T+ 15:42, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Apparently in the US, Liberal is the same as Democrat. I always though there were four quadrents on the political compass. Guess not. What does that make people who vote for Nader? --Wolfrider 03:43, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
Makes them nearly the same type as those who voted for Ross Perot, also votes (sad). -Edbrown05 02:47, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
The article is about Mr. DeLay's indictment on felony charge(s) of violating Texas state election law. With respect for that issue alone, political parties are not germane. Grand Juries are non partisan. They are the ones whom decide whether there exists sufficient evidence to warrant an arrest.
The statement was partisan, but it should be noted that Ronny Earle has stated publicly at a Democratic Fundraiser that he was going to get Delay, and that if not DeLay, then some other bully. --66.177.127.7 02:33, 3 October 2005 (UTC)