The Ghost of Tom DeLay
The noise is deafening. You hear it too? It’s the sound of the Republican Party scrabbling, flailing and writhing, trying to get that albatross off their necks. A judge has just ruled — Again — that the albatross has to stay.
Republicans have made their bed, and now they have to lie in it. They have to wallow in it and rub their noses in it. And they will LIKE it.
Yesterday a Federal Appeals Court upheld a previous ruling that Tom DeLay’s name has to remain on the ballot, even though he resigned in disgrace and fled from Texas with his tail between his legs.
Last March DeLay won the primary for this November’s election. Three months later he resigned, and Republicans have been hoping to put another candidate on the ballot to replace DeLay.
This makes two judges now who have ruled against them. Will they finally get it, or will they keep on appealing the case?
The criminal indictments against DeLay had already been pending for months and months when he CHOSE to enter the primary last March and run for re-election. He’s been so used to running Congress with an iron fist and a bucket of sleaze, he just assumed our checks and balances would crumble beneath him. Wrong!!
The king is dead. And the king has to run for re-election. Gotta love it.