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10.03.2005

New Feature - "Cons"ervatives 

I may run out of bandwidth for this but here is a brief look at conservative Republicans who are in trouble with the law.

Tom Delay (Republi-con) - Indicted by a Texas Grand Jury for conspiracy to commit campaign finance violations. Weird looking guy too.

Bill Frist (Republi-con) - Under investigation by the Securities and Exchange commission for insider trading of his family's medical company stock (selling off in advance of poor earnings report).

Bill Bennett (Right Wing Whacko) - Although not literally a criminal, Bill Bennett, self confessed gambling addict and morals czar, made a statement on his conservative radio program that crime would go down if all black babies were aborted. Criminal? No. Criminally Stupid? Yes.

David Graves (Republinebriated) Macon, GA) - DUI. Mr. Graves tried to claim the equivalent of executive privilege to get out of his DUI charge. He claimed the alcohol was consumed at an official event and he was therefore immune from prosecution. Uhhh, no. In his defense, maybe he was drunk when he came up with this theory.

A state lawmaker cannot wiggle out of a drunken driving charge by claiming his drinking had been part of an official legislative function, a Cobb County judge ruled this morning.
Rep. David Graves (R-Macon) tried to use an obscure provision in the state constitution to argue that he should not have been arrested for DUI in February, during the 2005 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

The centuries-old provision holds that a lawmaker cannot be arrested during sessions of the General Assembly, legislative committee meetings or while they're in transit to a meeting or session. Exceptions are made for cases of "treason, felony or breach of the peace."

But at a hearing this morning, Cobb State Court Judge Irma B. Glover denied Graves' request to use his legislative immunity defense.

Well-known DUI attorney, William C. "Bubba" Head, who is representing Graves on this and another DUI from 2004 immediately filed a motion to appeal Glover's ruling to the Georgia Supreme Court.


I was just wondering, does any conservative ever take responsibility for their personal failures. I know Clinton denied it until the cum spattered dress showed up, but then he took responsibility and self flagellated before the American public on national TV. I have never seen any republican say, "Hey, I screwed up. I failed. I am sorry".

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