via Raw Story
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - A six-day trip to Moscow in 1997 by then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was underwritten by business interests lobbying in support of the Russian government, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the trip arrangements.
The wife and daughter of Tom DeLay, the House majority leader, have been paid more than $500,000 since 2001 by Mr. DeLay's political action and campaign committees, according to a detailed review of disclosure statements filed with the Federal Election Commission and separate fund-raising records in Mr. DeLay's home state, Texas...read on
I guess this answers the question of why Delay missed the judge bashing conference.
When Drudge gets in on the fun, well...you know it's usually a picture of Michael Jackson or maybe a John Kerry mistress. Maybe this explains Bill Frist's "judges are nice people" statement earlier.