The GOP have tried desperately to get an indicted Tom DeLay off the ballot in Texas before the elections with a last minute switcheroo. The legal avenues have been exhausted , and DeLay will now either have to run or back a write-in candidate. Time to revv up the bandwagon? As one campaign begins...
Bob Ney Quits Ohio Congress Race Amid Corruption Scandal
``Ultimately this decision came down to my family," the six-term congressman said in a statement on his campaign website. ``I must think of them first, and I can no longer put them through this ordeal."
It's heartwarming to hear him refer to the Republicans as "his family."
Harsh State Gun Laws Fail! (with a little help from the NRA)
States with harsh gun laws often have high firearm murder rates, NRA supporters are quick to point out. So, tough gun laws don't work! Hold the NRA victory celebration for a moment. It turns out that guns used in those crimes are coming from states with lax gun laws. So the problem is back to a lack of restrictive gun laws. We know this thanks to a lawsuit filed by the state of New York which, after an out-of-court settlement, allowed officials access to two Georgia gun dealer's records. But the NRA doesn't want you, or law enforcement, to know how lax gun laws are contributing to crime.
Had that prohibition been in place, New York never could have conducted its sting operation.
Even more incredible, the gun lobby wants to jail police officials who share gun-tracing information with other law enforcement departments. A New York officer who talks to a New Jersey state trooper about a crooked gun dealer could go to jail for five years under the proposed legislation.
They must really be afraid of this dirty little secret getting out!
And with that, I bid you good day. Posted by James at August 8, 2006 9:56 AM