Tom DeLay’s lawyer tells Tom that he’s still facing the two major charges against him, but the good news is that he saved a bunch of money with Geico:
A judge dismissed a conspiracy charge Monday against Rep. Tom DeLay but refused to throw out far more serious allegations of money-laundering, dashing the congressmanâ€™s hopes for now of reclaiming his post as House majority leader.
DeLay declined to speak with reporters Monday evening as he entered a campaign fundraiser with Vice President Dick Cheney at a Houston hotel.
But DeLay spokesman Kevin Madden said the courtâ€™s decision â€œunderscores just how baseless and politically motivated the charges were.â€
DeLay â€œis very encouraged by the swift progress of the legal proceedings and looks forward to his eventual and absolute exoneration based on the facts and the law,â€ Madden said.
I take it they won’t be breaking out a “Mission Accomplished” banner just yet…