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Law and Order Party? Not So Much.

Tom Delay has some moronic friends. Take a peek at this video of an ad that has graciously been posted on the fabulous Crooks and Liars. (What would we do without you, C&L? You rock!)

What is this, the “you’re being a jerk, so we’ll be a jerk, too,” defense? Wow, doesn’t look like you are trying to influence the jury at all with this one, now does it? The “taint the jury pool before we even get to pick one” strategy can backfire, you know.

What ever happened to fighting things out based on the merits of the case? Oh, right. You’re trying to defend Tom Delay against corruption, influence peddling and conspiracy charges. Guess personal attacks are all you have in the arsenal.

Note to The Free Enterprise Fund: most states have laws on the books that allow prosecution for attempts to interfere with public officials trying to do their jobs. Might want to check Texas law on that, I’m just sayin’.

UPDATE: He just can’t help himself, can he? Seems Delay is using his campaign and donor mailing lists to send out “information” on Ronnie Earle, start a letter writing campaign to newspapers from his “supporters,” and raise some funds for his legal defense fund, all at the same time. What a…..surprise. Ahem.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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