A lot of people blame Texas for giving the world George W. Bush , but marrying a girl from Sugar Land has cured me of that particular liberal fantasy. True, to a guy from the Northeast, Texas can seem like Bizarro land: they're at least as Republican down there as we are Democratic up here. It's in the water, or the air. Or maybe the oil.
Cheney's indictment in Texas moves forward
Vice President Cheney and former Attorney General Gonzales indicted in Texas. – ThinkProgress
As we enter our 16th year of exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, we need you now more than ever. If so, then please donate today and read more about why we need your help. Donate today. The grand jury accuses Cheney and Alberto Gonzalez of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Lone Stars Indict Cheney and Gonzales
A people's grand jury in Texas has accomplished something politicians in Congress repeatedly tried but failed to do: On November 17, , a South Texas criminal grand jury indicted Vice President Dick Cheney for a conflict of interest pertaining to his investment in a firm that runs federal detention centers. This "direct conflict of interest" casts a great shadow over his political influence on federal contracts awarded to the prison company. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was also indicted on charges that he attempted to stop the investigation into abuses at the federal detention center in Texas. This is a tremendous triumph for people in Texas who have been outraged by politicians who egregiously pursue their self-interest regardless of questionable criminal and moral implications.
He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska , and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger , eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he later served as the White House chief of staff , from to In , Cheney was elected to the U.