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									    Ronnie Earle has a history of using his office for attacks on
               his political and personal enemies.
    “The Travis County, Texas, prosecutor investigating Mr. DeLay has a history of using
      his office for partisan ends.”(Congressional prerogative, The Washington Times, November 19,
      2004)
    Earle has demonstrated a past zeal for indicting conservative figures and even liberals
     with whom he has personal or professional disagreements. (Target: DeLay, National Review,
      April 11, 2005)

Earle’s partisan prosecutions – which have frequently failed – are
designed for political harm, not legal harm. Earle is the same partisan
prosecutor who politically indicted and failed to convict:
               Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
               Conservative Democrat Bob Bullock (when he was Comptroller – later he
                was Lt. Governor)
               Democrat Attorney General Jim Mattox

Ronnie Earle’s three year political vendetta against Rep. DeLay has been marked by:
          Illegal grand jury leaks,
          A fundraising speech by Earle for the Texas Democrat party that
             inappropriately focused on the investigation,
          Misuse of his office for partisan purposes, and
          Extortion of money for Earle's pet projects from corporations in
             exchange for dismissing indictments he brought against them.

Ronnie Earle has been frequently criticized for his methods:

The Dallas Morning News criticized Earle in the Hutchison case:
"the impression of partisan unfairness has certainly been reinforced by the leaks and public
comment about Hutchison's case from the District Attorney's office throughout the summer.
That the Grand Jury investigation has been conducted with so much fanfare such as the tip-
offs to the new media when key records were seized from the former treasurer's office has
added a darker tone to the cloudy proceedings." (Hutchison Probe; Fair and Speedy trial is essential,
The Dallas Morning News, September 28, 1993)

The Houston Chronicle called into question Earle’s impartiality and judgment:
“The fact that Earle refuses to recognize his blunder and would do it again calls into question
whether he has the necessary impartiality and judgment to conduct the investigation that to a
great extent will determine whether Texas election campaigns will be financed and perhaps
determined by corporations or by individuals.”
(Self-inflicted wound; District attorney's poor judgment in speaking at a Democratic fund-raiser provides an
unintended boost for DeLay's defenders., The Houston Chronicle, May 20, 2005)

								
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