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Hot Tub Tom takes one for the team?  That’s what he’s claiming, but it’s a bit out of character. Wouldn’t have anything to do with this would it:

On Friday, his former chief of staff pleaded guilty to conspiracy and promised to help with a federal investigation of bribery and lobbying fraud relating to Abramoff. Tony Rudy admitted conspiring with Abramoff _ both while Rudy worked for the Texas congressman and after he left the lawmaker’s staff to become a lobbyist himself.  

Rudy is the second former DeLay staffer to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the lobbying probe. Michael Scanlon, a former DeLay press secretary who later became a lobbying partner with Abramoff, pleaded guilty last fall to conspiring to bribe public officials. 

Keeping with tonight’s theme, there is always comedy from the Free Republic:

Seriously. He’s been much more open about speaking of his relationship with God, and he might have decided he’s going to spend the rest of his life working for foster care, and for his Christian values.

It is extraordinarily hard for a mark to accept he’s just been sold a case of snake oil. 

(Freeper quote thanks to BarbinMD, graphic by Monk at Inflatable Dartboard

Update: WaPo says that "under Texas law DeLay must either die, be convicted of a felony, or move out of his district to be removed from the November ballot."  I suppose that’s why he announced he is moving to Virginia.  But as a commenter over at TalkLeft noted, wouldn’t a judge have something to say about DeLay moving to Virginia if he’s under indictment in Texas? (thanks aReader)

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