I don't know if you've heard, but House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) has "ethical problems". These charges involve some alleged illegal campaign contributions to a committee started by DeLay.
The charges levied against DeLay are under investigation, but that's not good enough I guess. Apparently those who are a part of the Mainstream Media and other Liberal establishments believe Mr. DeLay should cease and desist with his duties as Majority Leader and member of Congress. Better yet, Mr. DeLay, go ahead and also allow slurring and slandering of your name.
-It all started with the Terri Schiavo fiasco. DeLay, along with Seante majority leader Bill Frist (R-TN), put forth a valiant effort to uphold the Republican platform for the sanctity of life and allow Mrs Schiavo to live. Ah, but it was all just a front. According to Maureen Dowd, NY Times liberal columnist (the equivalent of saying "Catholic Pope"), DeLay was merely trying to "distract from his ethical problems."
-On the season finale of the NBC drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", an unflattering reference was made using DeLay's name. In the episode, police are frustrated by a lack of clues in the fictional murders of two judges. The allegation is right-wing extremists were responsible leading one officer to quip "Maybe we should put out an APB for somebody in a Tom DeLay t-shirt. " I guess because Tom DeLay vowed to hold judges accountable for their perverted interpretation of the law, someone might take his statement too seriously and resort to extreme measures. Nonetheless, Mr DeLay was more than a little incensed. Why he even had the audacity to write a letter to Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal Television Group President. "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf chimed in by saying DeLay succeeded in "switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."
-But the ultimate absurdity has to go to resident lunatic (and new DNC chairman) Howard Dean. In a May 14 speech, Dean exclaimed that " ....Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston, where he can serve his jail sentence down there courtesy of the Texas taxpayers. " Since ol' Howie is a Doctor and not an Attorney, maybe we ought to cut him some slack. He must not realize that one does not go to jail if one hasn't been convicted of a crime. Remember, it was Dean back in December 2003 saying we shouldn't pre-judge Osama bin Laden. Yet DeLay seems to be held to a different standard than an International terrorist. When this fact was presented to Dr. Dean on his May 22 appearance on "NBC News' Meet the Press", the good doctor defended himself by saying "I don't think I'm pre-judging (DeLay)." So let me get this straight: Tom DeLay hasn't been convicted of a crime but Howard Dean believes he should go to jail. Yet, that's not pre-judging? No wonder the Liberals want to maintain control of the judiciary.
I sure hope Tom DeLay is never in the precarious position of having to save a child from being hit by a runaway truck. It would just be another venue for him to distract from his ethical problems.