Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Breakin' the law

Think Progress has the photos and analysis related to Karen Tumulty's report that:

[S]ome 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… The photo was taken in Jerusalem on July 28, 2003, during a meeting between DeLay and the Republican Jewish Coalition.
I'll just add that the Treasury Department says (via Samizdata):
The question is often asked whether United States citizens or permanent resident aliens of the United States may legally purchase Cuban origin goods, including tobacco and alcohol products, in a third country for personal use outside the United States. The answer is no.
My emphasis. So Tom Delay owes the feds $250,000 and ten years in Leavenworth.

Aginst Th' Law” by Billy Bragg & Wilco from the album Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2 (2000, 3:03).