Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Hammer of Justice Crushes You: Tom DeLay is resigning from Congress. Apparently he knew that he was going to lose the upcoming election anyways, what with all his legal troubles, so he chose to do the "honorable" thing and fall on his own sword. Call it legally assisted political suicide.

If anything, this is a reminder that the system still works. Sure, there is a stinky smell of corruption throughout the entire political process. But anytime serious allegations are levied, then the media, public, and political spotlights shine bright enough to burn.

I don't know if DeLay is guilty of anything more than being the World's Biggest Asshole. Ronnie Earle, the Travis County district attorney who brought charges against DeLay, may have finally caught a big fish. And of course DeLay's ties to lobbyist Jack Abramoff are extremely damaging. Luckily all of this will be settled in the courts and in the media and outside the halls of Congress.

One funny thing I noticed. We all know that many politicians, especially big ones like DeLay, are power hungry and self centered. But when they step down because they know they're about to lose, they usually talk about doing what's best for the country. DeLay, on the other hand, talked about doing what's best for the GOP, claiming he wanted to make sure that his district stays Republican. So here is Tom DeLay's order of priorities: Self, Party, God, Country, Other People.


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