A Whining DeLay To Abandon Congress and Texas
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.
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' ..
Got to remember that DeLay may only make it as far as Huntsville, and there he'd still be a Texas resident...sort of. :-)
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."
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.
Hmmm...what would it mean for a congressperson to be "neutered"? Cut of his "bills"?
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.
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.
I don't think he's ready to fall on his knife yet, so hence the move.
And thanks for the warm welcome. Y'all feel free to drop by my spread anytime and speak your piece.
Worse than Pa Ferguson? Just checkin'.