Ronnie Earle, the Texas DA who is prosecuting Republican criminal scumbag Tom DeLay, is being portrayed by our subservient, groveling, rightwing-friendly media as a "partisan Democrat" who is unjustly persecuting poor little misunderstood Tommy. (See evidence of the spread of media-driven Republican BS here.) This is a damned lie. Earle is a public servant of impeccable integrity. He has, in fact, prosecuted more Democrats than Republicans, and the record shows it. (Note that SIX of the EIGHT prosecutions on this list are DEMOCRATS.) Over the years, Earle has prosecuted 15 politicians. ELEVEN WERE DEMOCRATS. The attacks on Earle are standard operating procedure for the Rightwing Republican Noise Machine that dominates so much of American life. These attacks are simply attempts to shore up the most utterly corrupt member of the House of Representatives since the 1890s. They can't be allowed to deflect us from the truth: in modern America, in case after case, CONSERVATIVE=CORRUPTION.