Commentators are strangely silent on the Tom DeLay charges. As though we need to add to our discomfort and unease with regard to the way the politcal system operates in the US, I nonetheless feel that the news of Tom DeLay's alleged behaviour only lengthens the shadow over the Bush administration. If someone were to stand up and not only shout fraud, but prove it, then these past years and the sqandering of several hundreds of Billions of US taxpayers' cash, will have been a thorough waste of Global community's time and resources. How many Tom DeLay's did it take to enable Bush Jnr. to break into enter the White House? When this story expands something tells me that more DeLay's will show up on the ethics monitor. And I don't mean delays in starting times at a golf game. The Republican scar will be present on the skin of the United States perhaps for centuries to come.
October 3, 2005 It now seems a money laundering charge is in the works................here we go again.