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DeLay Judge Recused

Good call. Earlier I wrote about why it needed to happen.
UPDATE: According to the AP report:

District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who heads the criminal investigation into DeLay’s fund-raising activities, watched in the courtroom while his deputies questioned witnesses. He got up at the end of the hearing and chided DeLay’s attorneys for repeatedly calling it a “political case.”
“This is not a political case; this is a criminal case,” Earle said. “Mr. DeLay stands charged with a felony.”

But Earle’s own words betray him. Two weeks ago, when DeLay’s lawyers first initiated the debate over whether Judge Bob Perkins should be recused, the move distressed Earle so much that he offered a rare public comment on the case. Earle said:

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