Dick DeGuerin, Another Liar

From Holden:

Yesterday Dick DeGuerin, one of Tom DeLay’s lawyers, was alll hot and bothered about a plea bargain he said Travis County DA Ronnie Earle offered his client.

Today we learn that the deal in question had been proposed by DeLay’s legal team.

In a letter filed in District Court on Monday, DeGuerin accused Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle of trying to coerce his client into pleading guilty to a misdemeanor last month to avoid indictment and being forced to resign his job as U.S. House majority leader.

Yet several sources familiar with the negotiations said that was only half the story: They say DeLay’s lawyers proposed that the Sugar Land Republican plead guilty to a misdemeanor, but only if Texas appellate courts later ruled that the state ban on corporate campaign donations is constitutional. That decision is pending.

The speculation throughout the linked article is that DeGuerinis putting this kind of information into the public record in hopes of tainting the jury pool and securing a change of venue.

And who can blame him, since Travis County is extremely liberal and is still smarting from DeLay’s redistricting plan that carved our one congressional district into three.

And let’s not forget, I would be a potential member of that jury pool.