All I can say is wow.
In May 2001, Enron's top lobbyists in Washington advised the company chairman that then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) was pressing for a $100,000 contribution to his political action committee, in addition to the $250,000 the company had already pledged to the Republican Party that year.
DeLay requested that the new donation come from "a combination of corporate and personal money from Enron's executives," with the understanding that it would be partly spent on "the redistricting effort in Texas," said the e-mail to Kenneth L. Lay from lobbyists Rick Shapiro and Linda Robertson.
The e-mail, which surfaced in a subsequent federal probe of Houston-based Enron, is one of at least a dozen documents obtained by The Washington Post that show DeLay and his associates directed money from corporations and Washington lobbyists to Republican campaign coffers in Texas in 2001 and 2002 as part of a plan to redraw the state's congressional districts.
If I had the time and resources, I'd go back about ten years and review all of the things that Dan Rostenkowski and Jim Wright were accused of, and compare them to the accusations which are being made against Mr. DeLay. Of course, if someone else wants to take that ball and run with it, that'd be fine by me. Meantime, stay tuned.Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 12, 2004 to Scandalized! | TrackBack