Thursday, September 29, 2005

Thursday 29 September 2005

RNC, Congress Planning 'Support Our Majority Leader' Rally For DeLay

Music, Speakers and Celebes Slated For K Street Parade; President To Attend If Not In Gulf Region Again

Within hours of the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom "The Hammer" DeLay, on conspiracy to violate election laws in Texas, the Congress, with the Republican National Committee rallied around DeLay and announced a 'Support Our Majority Leader march, that will take place in Washington, D.C. this coming weekend.

The indictment, in Travis County, which includes Austin, the state capital, accuses DeLay of conspiring, with two, already indicted colleagues of his 'Americans for a Republican Majority', James W. Ellis and John D. Colyandro, for funneling corporate donations, through the RNC, and back to local Texas candidates. Texas law bans contributions from corporations.

As DeLay was aggressively and vehemently declaring his innocence, House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman announced that on Sunday, a 'Support Our Majority Leader' rally will take place for "all American citizens to show their support".

'This is a specious, degrading political vendetta, "offered Mehlman. "This is something, not just for Republicans or Conservatives to be concerned with, but all Americans.

Similar to last month's 'America Supports You Freedom Walk', sponsored by the Department of Defense, the 'Majority Leader' rally will take place on Sunday, Oct 2nd. The march will begin, and end on K Street in Washington. Music, games and speeches will be the order of the day, as celebrities and others have been lining up to participate.

The RNC says that Kenny Chesney, the recently-separated country singing star will perform, as will comedian Dennis Miller and Carrot Top. Soon to-be-confirmed is celebrity Anna Nicole Smith, whose inheritance case will be heard this session by the Supreme Court.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will participate. The RNC says that Schwarzenegger contacted them, asking to be allowed to speak about "these "girly district attorneys".

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is on-board. Gingrich, who is credited with leading the 'Republican Revolution' that saw the Republican Party retake the House of Representative for the first time in 50-years, and was the architect of the 'Contract With America, was, ironically, forced out of office by scandal himself.

Senate Leader Bill Frist, himself a target of an SEC investigation, will make an appearance, as will Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council and Dr. James Dodson head of Focus On Family.

Ann Coulter, the conservative pundit and author, will perform a routine, a spin of her book, 'How To Talk To A Liberal - If You Must', on 'How To Talk To A Democratic Texas District Attorney'.

Fox News anchor and radio talk show host Sean Hannity will take a break from his marathon of blaming New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco for the problems and mishaps from Hurricane Katrina to be Master of Ceremonies for the 'Majority Rally'.

Hastert has made it clear that all Republican members of the House, and the Senate will be required to attend.

"This is the time to rally around our leader," said the Speaker. 'It's time for all of us to become 'Little Hammers' and stand behind Tom DeLay."

Mehlman indicated that President Bush may attend as well.

"We're talking with the White House now, to see if he's going to be in town, or if he's going down to the Gulf Region again."

Vice President Dick Cheney will attend, however, due to his recent surgery, he will not march, but be carried, emperor-style, by members of his Energy Task Force and Haliburton executives.

In a statement released by the Vice President's office, Cheney said that "Ronnie Earle [the Travis County district attorney] can go f----k himself."

William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard announced that his 'Project For The New American Century' (PNAC) will launch a new sister group - Project For A New Texas Century, in support of DeLay.

Mehlman would not say who was paying for the event, nor would he confirm or deny that Jack Abramoff was sponsoring the program.

Abramoff, a lobbyist and former aid to DeLay, is currently under indictment, for allegedly bilking Indian casino owners, and is the target of other investigations regarding his dealings.

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