Marriage is love.

Monday, October 03, 2005

More from the quintessential Mario on Miers - he holds nothing back...

Faced with mounting lawyers' bills to fend off ethics complaints and a grand-jury probe in Texas, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is increasing efforts to raise money for his legal-defense fund. But DeLay, who has raked in more than $400,000 for the fund since last July, could face new questions over how he's raised the cash in the past.

the Texas congressman has received seven checks for the defense fund totaling $9,500 from lobbyists or members of law firms registered to lobby the Congress. House rules in effect since 1996 prohibit members from accepting contributions for legal-defense funds from lobbyists. "It's a clear-cut violation of House rules," says Conor Kenny of Public Citizen.

Among the contributions at issue: a $1,000 check in 2001 from super-lobbyist Vin Weber, whose clients included Microsoft and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers; and $2,500 that same year from Locke Liddell & Sapp, the Texas law firm formerly headed by Harriet Miers

A Locke Liddell partner also said the firm didn't know about the House rule.

“He is the most brilliant man I have ever met”
H. Miers talking about The Murder Monkey

I'm sure she will do a heck of a job....just like Brownie

A president needs to get all the facts before jumping to politically motivated conclusions”

GWB Oct. 28 2004