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  •  Have you seen the latest in the Observer? (4.00)
    They've got chapter and verse on TRMPAC.

    Even in the lamentable state of the media, there are some places, like
    The Texas Observer where acts of journalism are the rule rather than the exception.

    They were reporting on the insupportable panhandle injustice in Tulia when no one else would touch the story.  And they've  been on the Bugman Watch for some time.

    This weeks issue continues the fine investigative reporting on the TRMPAC mess (and looming indictments). They have details ( including itineraries) of several fundraising trips:

    Woolley and Lilly were about to embark on a whirlwind fundraising tour. In five and a half hours they would conduct six meetings. The list of participants reads like a who's who of Houston energy and finance executives. The itinerary is on a typed memoobtained by the Observer and first mentioned in the Houston Chronicle. At the top, it's dated September 9, 2002, and titled "TRMPAC Houston Schedule - Hon. Beverly Woolley, Susan Lilly."

    What is startling about the memo is not the typed
      itinerary but the notes written in small script all over the document. Next
      to most every name is an entry, an apparent list of what legislative areas held
      the prospective donor's interest. Scrawled on the top of the memo--with
      likely a little bit of triumph--is written "36K day + 25 Reliant."
      All told the day netted TRMPAC at least $53,000.


      Five calls to Woolley for comment for this story were not returned. Lilly, who
      has testified and produced documents for the grand jury, acknowledged that the
      meetings took place but referred all questions to her attorney. "Susan
      Lilly did nothing inappropriate and certainly nothing unlawful and I don't
      think she has anything to worry about," said her lawyer J.D. Pauerstein.

    Read it. Get sick to your stomach. Then fight back.

    Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.-Thomas Jefferson
    We are the resistance.

    by boadicea on Sun Mar 13, 2005 at 10:34:55 PM PST

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