2006/04/04

A Whining DeLay To Abandon Congress and Texas

The blogsphere is abuzz with the news that Tom DeLay will resign from the House by early summer. But more interesting than the fact that he's stepping down is the reason why.

Is it that his advisors are being carted off to prison? No. That his own indictment is sapping his campaign coffers, time, or energy. No again. Turns out that, in the most gerrymandered state in the nation, if Whiney Tom can't win handily, he doesn't want to play any more. Yes, his pollsters scrutinized the electorate and didn't like what they saw: A race too close for comfort. "So Tom...guess that reworked district didn't work out so great after all, huh?"

And, in a final brush off to the state he's represented since 1984, Evil Tom will abandon Texas and his residency by moving to Virginia--perhaps to advise Republicans there on how to achieve resounding victory through redistricting.

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.. moving to Virginia--perhaps to advise Republicans there on how to achieve resounding victory through redistricting.

Or how to bankrupt the country whilst still cuttin' back "entitlements" like Financial Aid and Medicaid.

Maybe he'll not be happy 'til they have to actually lock him up. I'd be happy if his industry were more well regulated.

.. freakin' roosters rulin' an' cocks a fightin' ..
Rumor on Imus this morning is that DeLay is going to become a lobbyist. YIKES What's he going to do, fill in for Abramoff?
Maybe he'll not be happy 'til they have to actually lock him up. I'd be happy if his industry were more well regulated.

Got to remember that DeLay may only make it as far as Huntsville, and there he'd still be a Texas resident...sort of. :-)
Ah ha...
The Bug Man bugs out. Good riddance. If there's any justice, we won't hear any more from him until the sentencing hearing.
The Bug Man bugs out. Good riddance.

But all joking aside, do we really think that this was DeLay's decision? More likely the powers that be said somethink like, "Tom, you need to resign. You're too polarizing, and if we get you out of the picture, we may stand a chance of the Texas' redistricting plan staying in place. Go see this guy I know about a lobbying job."
No. Republicans are not allowed to make individual decisions. It violates the order of the Borg.

Actually, I think he was made an offer he couldn't refuse. A giant black parachute and the chance to do what he does best (crap on the American system of democracy) for more money and fewer ethical fences. Tom will go on to make millions as a vile, lying, unethical, immoral lobbyist and political advisor to likeminded scum.
I think you're probably right, Kvatch. Still...hurray, sort of.
Could we get him neutered? You know, just for fun.
Could we get him neutered? You know, just for fun.

Hmmm...what would it mean for a congressperson to be "neutered"? Cut of his "bills"?
my blog is a tom delay free zone as a part of my probation.
You know what's so awesome about this. In just about every American History book, Presidents get their own chapter. Delay won't ever get his own chapter, he'll just get a sentence or two about being corrupt and close to Abramoff and Bushie... I get giddy just thinking about it.
((shudder)) Just scurry off to your think tank and write your book. Go. go. Run along.
"But all joking aside, do we really think that this was DeLay's decision?"

Uh, yes. If we know one thing in Texas (besides barbecue and celebratory gunfire) it's that NO ONE tells Tom DeLay what to do. Ever. Even in his ignominious defeat, our lickspittle governor is rushing to kiss his boots. Watching DeLay lord power over Governor Perry and Speaker Tom Craddick is easily the most stomach-wrenching, repulsive act of political debasement I think I have ever seen.
If we know one thing in Texas (besides barbecue and celebratory gunfire) it's that NO ONE tells Tom DeLay what to do.

Local Crank...welcome. After seeing DeLay's performance when his position as majority leader was at stake, I'd probably agree, but don't you think there were some "voices" urging him in the desired direction? Though to your point about Perry, my parents still live in Texas, and moma-frog says that Perry is a useless tool.
He is moving to VA to make sure he is not on the ballot in Texas. There are only two reasons to remove someone from the ballot there..death and out of state residence..

I don't think he's ready to fall on his knife yet, so hence the move.
The governor of Texas is, for all intents and purposes, the mere hood ornament on the great cadillac of state government. Having said that, Perry is still the single greatest waste of oxygen ever to occupy the Governor's Mansion. I never thought we'd have a guv that made George W. Bush look like an intellectual giant, but damned if Perry ain't it.
And thanks for the warm welcome. Y'all feel free to drop by my spread anytime and speak your piece.
Perry is still the single greatest waste of oxygen ever to occupy the Governor's Mansion.

Worse than Pa Ferguson? Just checkin'.
Worse than Pa (who was impeached and removed from office for the high crime and misdemeanor of trying to screw with UT), worse than Dolph Briscoe (who appointed dead people to office), worse than Bill Clements, who when confronted by the press with evidence that he had blatantly lied (about a college football scandal, this being Texas and all), replied, "I didn't see any Bibles present." In a long and ignoble list, Perry leaves them all behind. He is in a category unto himself for arrogance, stupidity, craven bootlicking and sheer unvarnished assholery. We will not (if we are lucky, say our prayers and eat our vegetables) see his like again.

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