Thursday, May 05, 2005

''Feeling Heat, DeLay Speaks of Humility''

"Also at issue is whether Republicans who have financial ties to the majority leader should participate in ethics deliberations involving him. Two of the five Republicans on the panel said Wednesday that they would not deliberate in cases involving Mr. DeLay because they had contributed to his legal defense fund.

On Thursday, Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called on the other Republicans to step aside because they had received contributions from Mr. DeLay's political committees. The Republicans have said the money would not influence them; some Democrats have agreed that receiving money from a House leader should not be disqualifying.

But Dr. Dean argued otherwise. "The foxes should not be guarding the hen house," he said."-from the article in Friday's New York Times.

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