Wednesday, April 06, 2005

But I thought you liked accountability

What's wrong, Tom DeLay? Got a problem with consistency?

Last week you were talking about how "arrogant and out-of-control" judges should be held accountable for their decisions. But now that The New York Times has revealed that your political action and campaign committees have paid your wife and daughter more than $500,000 since 2001 -- multiple times what other congressional relatives have received for similar campaign work -- you want to blame your behavior on the Damn Liberal Media (© 2005, Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy, all rights reserved).

Oh, and then there's the question of whether you violated U.S. House ethics rules by accepting free trips to Russia and South Korea and the United Kingdom that just so happened to be indirectly funded by foreign agents and registered lobbyists. But hey, a question like that is "just another seedy attempt by the liberal media to embarrass" you, right?

With these concerns added to his past run-ins with House ethics rules and the ongoing criminal probe of his associates in Texas, DeLay has become a huge political liability for the Republican Party. Despite DeLay's formidable prowess as a fundraiser, it seems it will be only a matter of time before party leaders decide to cut their losses and force him out as House majority leader.

The writing is on the wall for DeLay, and judging from his recent behavior, I don't think he likes what he's reading.

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

" What's wrong, Tom DeLay? Got a problem with consistency?"

It's nothing personal. I think it's more of a general beef among Bush & Co.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

ABC News has found a fourth ethically questionable trip that DeLay took, this time to the island of Saipan in the American territory of the Northern Mariana Islands in 1997. You'll be glad to know that DeLay's trip convinced him that the sweatshops there were running just fine.

12:55 AM  

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