Monday, April 03, 2006
I don't often go in for schadenfreude, but some people just really deserve it. I have to say that it was with great delight that I read this evening that Tom DeLay won't run for re-election, and is likely to resign soon. Few men can be credited with doing as much damage to the American political system, poisoning our government with corrosively partisan politics, as Tom DeLay. The savvy party leader was quoted as saying "Even though I thought I could win, it was a little too risky." Translation: "now that the corruption scandal prosecutors have put the squeeze on close staff members, my guilty fat's too close to the fire, and I need to bail out now." Good riddance.