Thursday, May 29, 2003

Just what did DeLay know about the Dems’ Texas plane?

And why are Washington Democrats helping in a coverup?

At 34, I thought it’d be a while longer before I’d have to say that I hailed from a bygone era. But in my day, if a House majority leader was directly involved in a scandal that triggered a potentially criminal investigation at one cabinet department, an administrative review at another, and a grand jury investigation in his home state, he’d be in some trouble. Members of the opposition party might even push to get to the bottom of it.

Luckily for Tom DeLay, though, times change.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Tim Russert asked his panel about the growing list of revelations about the Texas Republican’s efforts to enlist federal law enforcement — and other federal agencies — in helping him settle a political fight back home in Texas.

In response, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) said, “I don’t know enough to comment on that. I mean I just don’t know what happened there. I’m just not qualified to comment.”

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