Republican Party

The RepubLIEcan party

It's getting downright exhausting to keep track of the sheer volume of mendacity spewing forth from the mouths of the GOP power elite and their media shills. Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby, Hadley, Condi, Frist, Judy, Pinch, Andrea Mitchell, Tim Russert, the entire Fox News team, and on and on and on.

And, lest we forget, the most ethically-challenged man in the House of Representatives, the bugman, Tom DeLay. This guy lies in the way he poses for his mugshot, and then goes on to tell MSNBC's Rita Cosby that he was filled with "peace and joy" during his perp walk.

Well, more lies coming out of the Ball-Peen Hammer, these dating back to 2000:

Rep. Tom DeLay failed to comply with House requirements that he disclose all contributions to a defense fund that pays his legal bills, the Texas Republican acknowledged to House officials.

He wrote officials that $20,850 contributed in 2000 and 2001 was not reported anywhere. Another $17,300 was included in the defense fund's quarterly report but not in DeLay's 2000 annual financial disclosure report -- a separate requirement.

Other donations were understated as totaling $2,800, when the figure should have been $4,450.

It was during that period that DeLay was the subject of several House ethics investigations.

Read the rest at CNN.