At a rush press conference this afternoon, former Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s rhetoric reached new heights of absurdity:
Great news today. [Laughter] Just another day at the office. Good afternoon. Thank you all for attending. This morning, in an act of blatant, political partisanship, a rogue District Attorney in Travis County, Texas, named Ronnie Earle, charged me with one count of criminal conspiracy — a reckless charge wholly unsupported by the facts. This is one of the weakest, most baseless indictments in American history.