Since Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle indicted a key member of the Kleptocracy, of course he’s being slimed. Goes with the territory.
Three things to note, though:
2. Earle’s professional reputation among his fellow prosecutors is impeccable.
3. He doesn’t lose many cases. Kevin Drum is right to say that Earle is going to need a cooperating witness to convict DeLay. Earle knows that. And he knows that indicting someone you don’t have the goods on is unethical. So I’d put serious money on the proposition that Earle has found his witness. Probably sometime in the last week, someone cracked.
Update: The NYT looks at the political fallout.