Tom Delay is the star of a documentary which follows Delay through his redistricting of Texas for republican advantage. I’m not sure if the film is fair and balanced but I bet it is accurate.
Tom Delay bowed out of district race last week. He has blamed radical democrats for his situation. It couldn’t have the atmosphere of corruption that followed him like Peanuts’ Pigpen’s cloud. Nope. Democrats are to blame for his downfall.
Interestingly, on Washington Week, a question was asked about what is it about the House that leads to corruption? Over the last 20 years there have been Republican and Democratic House Leaders who have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. My only comment is that it is an interesting question and follow the money. The House more than any other branch of government is responsible for the multi-trillion dollar budget. The Speaker of the House is the one person most responsible for getting the budget passed.
Did you hear Delay’s letter to his republican colleagues? Yes, he steps down as majority leader but he also said, “During my time in Congress, I have always acted in an ethical manner within the rules of our body and the laws of our land. I am fully confident time will bear this out.” What? Isn’t he the same Tom Delay who has been sited by the Republican controlled House Ethics committee on 4 different occasions?