Okay, now for the trivial but funny.
The standard line, true or not, is that grand juries are such pushovers that a good DA can get an indictment against a ham sandwich.
But a TPM reader (SL) points out that in his comments in defense of Tom DeLay to the Anniston Star on Thursday, Rep. Mike Rogers seems to be arguing that the problem is actually rogue ham sandwiches securing indictments against well-meaning politicians like Rep. DeLay.
As we noted earlier, but without apprehending their full comedic value, Rogers told the Star, "Iâm an attorney, and any attorney knows you can get an indictment with a ham sandwich. Weâre trying to raise the standard, to make it so that you donât allow what is purely a political indictment to make someone step aside from a leadership role."
Does Ronnie Earle have a ham sandwich with Tom DeLay's name on it?