At his first court appearance today, DeLayâ€™s lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, claimed that the judge assigned to the case should be disqualified. A central part of DeGuerinâ€™s claim was that the Texas judge, Bob Perkins, had donated in the past to MoveOn.org, which is selling t-shirts with DeLayâ€™s mug shot on them.
The catch: MoveOn is not selling any t-shirt with DeLay’s mug shot.
You can check out the site for yourself. This is just another dirty tactic DeLay is using to pollute the jury pool in Texas.
But that’s not all. His supporters have actually been running television advertisements that smear the District Attorney, Ronnie Earle. You can watch the ad called â€˜Bad Ronnie, Badâ€™ at the Free Enterprise Fundâ€™s website (scroll down once you get there).
Luckily, there are groups fighting against this smear campaign. The Public Campaign Action Fund just launched their own commercial discussing DeLayâ€™s actions that got him indicted. You can watch the video at Clean Up Congress. (via Sector 7G)
For more information and video of today’s hearing, check out ThinkProgress.
God, politics is dirty. Or, maybe, it’s just the politicians…