View Full Version : What's in a name?

09-01-2006, 15:41:03

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans, buffeted by a lobbying scandal and running poorly in opinion polls, are mulling a choice between two veteran Midwestern lawmakers to replace embattled former Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio announced Sunday he is seeking to become the No. 2 GOP leader in the House. Republican Whip Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the acting majority leader, campaigned for the job as well.

DeLay is under indictment on campaign finance charges in his home state of Texas. He stepped down permanently Saturday as majority leader days after lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud charges in a congressional influence-peddling investigation.

They get to decide between a Boehner and a Blunt because Jack Abramoff was convicted causeing DeLay to get screwed.

Seriously folks, whatever happened to the days when names like that were outlawed and parents did torture their kids?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-01-2006, 18:42:17
Tom DeLay IV ?

10-01-2006, 08:10:18

10-01-2006, 09:46:27
Damn furriners

10-01-2006, 12:36:33
Yeah, Delay thought he could some how beat the charges then Abramoff cut a deal to avoid the 100 years in prison he was facing so now Delay is a dead duck. Along with most of the upper levels of the Republican Congressional leadership and a few Democrats. More then likely they'll all try to claim Delay was responsible for everything and hope no one calls them on it.

10-01-2006, 12:42:30
100 years in prison!?

10-01-2006, 12:54:45
where Gabriel Garçia Marquez wrote his "100 years of solitude"

10-01-2006, 12:59:14
Not "100 years of Never Picking Up the Soap"?

10-01-2006, 13:38:41
He was facing a max penalty of 100 years in prison so he decided to squeel on his Republican friends in exchange for a reduced sentence. Likely a handful of Democrats will also get caught up in this but it seems like most of the Republican bigwigs were involved to one degree or another. Supposedly several more of them could be facing charges.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-01-2006, 16:19:02
This is such a sad story. Now they need to find a way to re-legalize the more outrageous corruption. Poor sods. :(

10-01-2006, 16:21:26
Names are made of primarily fat. Fat and protein. No, not that protein.

10-01-2006, 16:22:35
so, they're like cheese

10-01-2006, 16:24:58
Stinky cheese. Cheese so god damn stinky that it makes your internal organs stink just like it.