And why not? In today's political climate, he could probably get elected President.
This is weird, though. Does anyone doubt that Delay had plenty of capital to spend on his defense? Yet it sounds like they put out a piss-poor effort. One might think that they are pretty confident that they will prevail, no matter what, so why bother. That's the impression I get, anyway. This is Texas, after all, and Delay has always treated this whole episode as a big joke. Sure hope they're wrong (and, gee, it wouldn't be the first time, would it?).