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  • Friday, April 29, 2005

    The cigar that was more than just a cigar.

    American politicians and their cigars... This time Tom Delay. The the photo for yourself. From Think Progress via Time Magazine:

    "Every dime that finds its way into Cuba first finds its way into Fidel Castro’s blood-thirsty hands…. American consumers will get their fine cigars and their cheap sugar, but at the cost of our national honor.”

    - Tom Delay on lifting the embargo with Cuba

    As Time Magazine reported:

    DeLay has long been one of Congress' most vocal critics of what he calls Castro's "thugocracy," which is why some sharp-eyed TIME readers were surprised last week to see a photo of the Majority Leader smoking one of Cuba's best—a Hoyo de Monterrey double corona, which generally costs about $25 [each] when purchased overseas and is not available in this country. The cigar's label clearly states that it was made in "Habana." The photo was taken in Jerusalem on July 28, 2003, during a meeting between DeLay and the Republican Jewish Coalition at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.


    At 5/02/2005 04:31:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Funny, Delay can't even get the usual right-wing crowd to come to his defense these days.

    At 5/03/2005 07:01:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Crap like this isn't worth wasting time attacking or defending.

    At 5/04/2005 07:43:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Ho-hum hypocrisy you are saying?

    I disagree. I think its worth pointing out that the man is two-faced and highly unethical.

    At 5/05/2005 04:26:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'll take DeLay over Pelosi any day.

    At 5/05/2005 04:54:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    For the simple fact that he's a Republican, and their legal violations don't count...


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