According to today’s WashingtonPost.com – “A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged Rep. Tom DeLay and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme, forcing the House majority leader to temporarily relinquish his post.”

The twists and turns of Delay’s TRAMPAC are well documented by the Texas Observer (author Lou Debose almost single-handedly kept this story alive).

We have a long way to go to rid politics of folks like Delay who rule the House like a mobster rules the streets. Delay is one of the reasons that there is no debate and no compromise in the House. America will benefit from his leaving the political scene, in my humble opinion.