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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Kline's Dirty Money

If you have been following the news, you already know that Tom DeLay's political action committee ARMPAC was fined and shut down by the Federal Election Commission this week. (And if you haven't been, read it at the Associated Press).

John Kline, who recieved $30,000 from ARMPAC, has said that he would return the money if and only if Tom DeLay himself is convicted of money laundering.

At this point, that seems like a pretty unneccessary distinction. The money came from ARMPAC, and ARMPAC has admitted it's guilt. So why would John Kline tie the question of giving back this ARMPAC money to the question of whether DeLay himself is convicted of money laundering? Interesting, isn't it, that DeLay's trial will almost certainly not begin until after the election.

Whether or not DeLay himself is ultimately convicted, one would at this point have to be either incredibly naive or incredibly corrupt to go on insisting that this money is clean.

I wonder which one John Kline is?