Tom DeLay, former GOP majority leader in the House now faces time in the Big House. Convicted on charges of committing money laundering DeLay, formerly known as "The Hammer" could face life in prison for his crime.
It took the jury 19 hours to come to the verdict and DeLay say stone faced as it was read. He was convicted of illegally passing $190,000 through the Republican National Committee to candidates from big corporations. The strategy he created changed the face of politics in Texas and much of the nation. His gerrymandered redistricting plan shaped what he had hoped would be a permanent Republican majority.
It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court, now fully packed with partisan conservatives has made direct contributions by corporations legal