And there was much rejoicing

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.

3 thoughts on “And there was much rejoicing

  1. Mason

    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.)

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