Bad News, Badly Presented
OK, so Tom DeLay found good lawyers with good loophole detectors, but there is no reason to consider his contemptable ass “redeemed,” despite Tiger Beat On The Potomac’s insistence on looking on the sunny side of life.
Smaller and frailer-looking then he was in his glory years of a decade ago, DeLay praised Jesus for carrying him through the long, expensive and politically devastating legal battle that helped sink his career. “I just thank the Lord for carrying me through all of this,” DeLay told reporters as he made his way to a Texas GOP delegation meeting. “It really drove my detractors crazy because I had the joy of Jesus in me, and they didn’t understand it.”
I’d need a direct quote from Jesus, and probably two other sources, before I’d print that quote without throwing up, but that’s just me. Let us not forget that, indicted or not, convicted or not, imprisoned or not, redeemed or not, Tom DeLay never drew a breath in public life when he wasn’t making it infinitely worse than it was before he got elected. Let’s recall threatening judges, shall we, while he was making Michael Schiavo’s life a living hell down in Florida. Let’s recall his stalwart lobbying for slave labor,involuntary sex workers, and mandatory abortions in the Mariana Islands. There’s a whole laundry list of things this guy did that had little or nothing to do with the joy of Jesus, and he did almost all of it for a buck.