Friday, December 16, 2005

Guilt and innocence

A quick trip around the left wing blogosphere and related websites reveals an interesting hypocrisy. The same people who insist that Tookie was innocent, yes Tookie, the guy who was convicted by a jury of his peers and went through 26 years of appeals, those same people have already condemned Tom DeLay without a trial.

Places like Democratic Underground have comments like this:

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Shit Creek) received yet more bad news last week after a judge dismissed conspiracy charges against him, but upheld more serious money laundering charges. Oh dear.

They seem to think that a judge dimissing charges without a trial (something that is very rare) is "bad news" for Mr. DeLay. The "upholding" of other charges simply means that there will be a trial. He has not been convicted but is apparently guilty in the minds of most liberals. Unlike Tookie who was obviously innocent.

7 comments:

Brian B said...

Maybe DeLay should write a children's book.

Jim in KFalls said...

Or start a gang

Gunslinger said...

Or murder a few people at a 7-eleven.

Anonymous said...

The dismissal of the first charges against DeLay was a purely technical reversal. They were tossed because what DeLay was alledged to have done in those charges was not a crime at the time he supposedly did it. It is now, but as we know, the constiution does not allow charging someone with a crime that was not against the law when they committed said offense.

Diesel said...

WE all may know that, but apparently the one person that SHOULD know that, Ronnie Earl, does not...or he wouldn't have brought the charges in the first place.

dchamil@pacifier.com said...

Off Topic - FAIR Immigration Report for Nov. "A steady rain could not deter some 150 immigration reformers in Oregon who met at the Oregon Capitol in Salem on October 15 to demand the state join the effort to enforce the nation's immigration laws. The rally was organized by Oregonians for Immigration Reform, www.oregonir.org, a group that works closely with FAIR. The growing immigration reform movement in Oregon is seeking to limit state benefits and services to illegal aliens and fighting efforts to grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens."

Anonymous said...

Anyone who believes the left is "tolerant" and "diverse" is simply a dumbass or a liar. My money is on the liar theory.