Monday, April 03, 2006

without further delay...

"I'm very proud of the fact that I play golf." --tom delay, announcing he will leave congress.

tom delay is going to jail, and he knows it.

his announcement that he'll not seek re-election in november is ample evidence of this inevitability. he delivered his news sounding like al capone, another criminal who couldn't believe he got caught...
Asked if he had done anything illegal or immoral in public office, DeLay replied curtly, "No." Asked if he'd done anything immoral, he said with a laugh, "We're all sinners."

that may be. but not all sinners are elected officials who promoted slavery, prostitution and mandatory abortions in south pacific sweat shops. not all sinners redefined bribery on the delay scale, taking in so much illegal money and swag that right wing apologists had to set up spread sheets to track his alibis.

not all sinners use their ersatz christianity to tongue-kiss the rich and powerful while simultaneously bitch-slapping the poor and vulnerable.

unless he's worshipping a different christ than most christians, delay's clearly no ordinary sinner.

"I paid lawyers to investigate me as if they were prosecuting me," he said. "They found nothing. There is absolutely nothing—no connection with Jack Abramoff that is illegal, dishonest, unethical or against the House rules."

now why, if delay were so sure of his ethics and integrity, would it be necessary to go to such lengths?

doesn't matter. delay is dead. with luck, a whole lotta mo of his republican soulmates will follow in his footsteps come november.


Anonymous said...

Just made it to I've really tried to get both opinions to get the other perspective, b/c my point of view is so skewed left. I keep thinking, 'I'm going to read something from the right and it is going to make sense and I want be so polar left and then all will be all right or something.

Those people are crazy. Even something as simple as admitting there's no WMDs in Iraq is impossible for them. Their own Commander in Chief has admitted to acting on bad intelligence in regards to WMDs and some of his faithful still refuse to believe in his fallibility.

And to think that close to a majority of the country thinks this way. It's a little grim.

spaceneedl said...

is your view "skewed," or does your sense of logic and morality prevent you from identifying with the right?

i don't think it's just a matter of perspective. at some point you have to draw a line you won't cross.

republicans like delay (and gingrich and bush and cheney and boehner and foley and hastert and cunningham and ney...) have yet to find that line