Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Yes, yes, yes, it's all over for the DeLay man

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

House Majority Leader Tom (The Bug Man) DeLay has been indicted by a Texas grand jury for his role in the TRMPAC (Texans for a Republican Majority PAC) scandals which have seen DeLay staffers and associates indicted, and now the Bug Man. By GOP rules, DeLay will have to resign his post as Leader. Last fall, the House tried to change that, but public pressure (i.e. many of us here online) forced them to keep the existing rules in place.

DeLay's reelection appears to be in serious jeopardy now. Even in an gerrymandered district with a Republican majority, he's running against a four-term former congressman who lost his seat last year thanks to DeLay's redistricting work in Austin. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and I think DeLay is about to be put on ice. I suspect this might lead to some federal investigation into his other PAC work, and the Republicans are going to be faced with this in many races. Anyone who's been a vocal DeLay supporter will be overwhelmed with ads tying him or her to him (and by suggestion, his indictment). I believe the walls are tumblin' down, to quote John Mellencamp.

And my joy knows no bounds today. :-)


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