To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, April 22, 2024


Dropping The Hammer



Convicted felon and former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has now been ordered to serve three years in prison for his money laundering scheme. He was also given a five-year prison sentence on a separate charge, but the judge allowed DeLay to accept a 10-year probation sentence in lieu of more prison time.

At the time of his disgraced resignation and departure from Congress, Republican and now Speaker of the House John Boehner said this about Tom DeLay: “He has served our nation with integrity and honor.”

Criminal charges, felony convictions, money laundering, corruption, senior staff members and associates pleading guilty to criminal charges, all that swirling around Tom DeLay and leadership of the Republican Party thinks “integrity and honor” are appropriate descriptions of Tom DeLay.

That should speak volumes.

Kenny Belford lives in Tulsa, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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