Earle sits in his unadorned office searching for the right words that capture his sentiments about the importance of his office’s three-pronged investigation. “If corporations are allowed to do this, I feel democracy itself is at stake,” he says.
What Ronnie Earle allegedly do:
District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who is prosecuting him for trying to involve corporate money in Texas politics, has taken such contributions himself.
Again… what Ronnie say:
“Corporations and labor unions are creatures of state law,” he adds. “The capital they amass has no reference to political activity. It’s just shareholder money. It was given to them to use in the market and not the political sphere.”
His official website even says, “We also take no corporate or union funds…”
…and what Ronnie allegedly do:
But A review of Mr. Earle’s campaign-finance filings in Texas shows that he has received contributions from the AFL-CIO, including a $250 donation on Aug. 29, 2000. He also has received contributions listed on the disclosure forms only as coming from the name of an incorporated entity, often a law firm.
Apparently his “mission from God” needs help from the Devil’s finances.