Sounds like the Travis County Javert is starting to feel a
little more heat in light of his Hollywood debut plans having
become so very public.
From a legal standpoint, Tom DeLay is entitled to have “Ronnie
Earle the Movie” turned over in discovery. If Mr. Earle, playing
himself (even Ben Affleck “wasn’t available”) is seen gabbing about
the case and the evidence on film, it will
most certainly be submitted as evidence of prosecutorial
misconduct. It is hard to imagine that he isn’t trying the case in
technicolor… after all, what would be the point of making a movie
about a political corruption investigation if the hero is not going
to do his best Mickey Spillane impersonation? The entertainment
value may be priceless — who says farce is dead?
At any rate, even a Democrat Judge in Travis County may find it
too difficult to allow the case to go forward. And with the
evidence being so incredibly vague and flimsy, the movie gives the
judge an airtight reason for saving the taxpayers’ time and money
on this turkey of a case.
Prediction: Tom DeLay will walk. The movie will go straight to
DVD and Ronnie Earle will have to return his SAG card for
impersonating an actor.
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