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.