Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Cartoon #213: TRMPAC Conspiracy
Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle announced today that a grand jury has indicted House Majority Leader Tom Delay and two of his TRMPAC associates. The charge is conspiracy to violate the Texas election code prohibiting the donation of corporate money to political campaigns. The cartoon invokes one of the most famous political cartoons, Thomas Nasts A Group of Vultures Waiting for the Storm to Blow Over.—Let Us PREY. The comparison of Tom Delay to William Marcy Boss Tweed has been made in at least one editorial since the grand jury investigation began in 2002.