April 3, 2006

And there was much rejoicing

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at April 3, 2006 10:45 PM

Tom DeLay is leaving Congress. I feel like I should have a bottle of champagne reserved for this occasion, but I honestly thought he would attempt to keep his seat even from a prison cell. Maybe I should throw a party when he officially resigns.

Ah, memories. DeLay was an important factor in turning me into the staunch Democrat I am today. I think the first time I heard of him was in 1999, when he was majority whip and blamed the Columbine shooting on the teaching of evolution. (I was just starting to follow politics around that time.) I figured something had gone seriously wrong with the Republican party if they were willing to put a guy like that in a leadership position. And that was before I knew about all the corruption.

Tags: House of Representatives, Politics, Republicans
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I once had the occasion to subtitle my congress talk "Six degrees of Tom DeLay" and another to mention "Chaos in the sense of Gingrich-DeLay". (The latter requires background explanation to know the context, but I don't feel like going through it at the moment.)

Posted by: Mason | April 3, 2006 11:10 PM

Ha ha, I don't remember the Columbine/evolution thing, but I'll be sure to pass it on.

Posted by: Jeff Hodges | April 4, 2006 4:52 AM

Well if Delay turned you into a staunch Democrat he cant be all bad :)

Posted by: shellock | April 4, 2006 8:16 AM
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