Keeping It In The Family

From Holden:

My county DA, Ronnie Earle, issued a few subpeonaes today.

A Texas prosecutor subpoenaed records for the home telephone of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and the phone of his political campaign Thursday.

Also subpoenaed by prosecutor Ronnie Earle were records for two numbers for DeLay’s daughter, Danielle DeLay Ferro.

Now why would Mr. Earle be going after “Hot Tub” Tom’s daughter? Well, Dani DeLay Fero is a part of the DeLay fundraising empire.

And she’s had some hot tub adventures of her own.

House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), legendary on Capitol Hill for his aggressive efforts to cultivate corporate interests, hit on a new way of rewarding his friends last weekend [Sep. 15-16, 2000], flying more than 30 lobbyists to Las Vegas for a golf tournament and a round of partying.


The weekend included a late-night party Saturday in DeLay’s suite at the Rio Hotel and Casino, which featured a living room, bar and hot tub on the balcony. DeLay was not present, aides said; the event was hosted by his daughter, Dani Ferro, the campaign manager for DeLay’s reelection campaign. After the party, Ferro told associates that a lobbyist poured champagne on her while she was in the hot tub.

I’d just love to hear some witness testimony about that weekend, wouldn’t you?