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The D.A. And Tom DeLay
CBS News - 44 minutes ago
Ronnie Earle is the local district attorney in Austin, Texas. During his 28 years in office, he's prosecuted his share of robberies, rapes and murders.

DeLay accuses Earle (Austin District Attorney), a Democrat, of playing politics. But Earle says politics has nothing to do with this case. "This is not about Democrats and Republicans," says Earle. "This is about cops and robbers. This is about the abuse of power."

What does Earle have to say about being called "vindictive and partisan" by DeLay?

"Being called vindictive and partisan by Tom DeLay is like being called ugly by a frog," says Earle. "It sort of comes with the territory. But that's my job. That's what I'm supposed to do."

Originally posted to SteveK on Sun Mar 06, 2005 at 04:30 PM PST.

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