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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Hindsight is 20/20

The other day while writing about the Terry Schiavo case, I wrote a concluding sentence that went something like this:
"Congratulations to Tom Delay for managing to insert himself into a case so that he can deflect all the negative press he's getting for his ethical lapses--We won't forget those Mr. Delay".

Well, that was the gist of it anyway. In a fit of self-censorship I deleted the sentence because I thought maybe that was just a bit too cynical. Oh, how I was wrong. As the Bull Moose notes, Delay sinks even further (emphasis mine):

"One thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo, to help elevate the visibility of what is going on in America," Mr. DeLay told a conference organized by the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group. A recording of the event was provided by the advocacy organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State."This is exactly the issue that is going on in America, of attacks against the conservative movement, against me and against many others," Mr. DeLay said.

Normal, rational people might ask, "How can you equate attacks against the conservative movement with 'attacks' against Terry Schiavo?". Someone a bit more knowledgable might even ask, "How can you equate attacks against the conservative movement with attacks against Tom Delay?"
Delay has become a caricature of himself and the attacks against his ethical lapses aren't partisan attacks but the result of his own greedy and self-aggrandizing nature.
He is political opportunism at its best (worst?).

1 Comments:

Blogger gus steeves said...

Absolutely. DeLay and his ilk are so narcissistic they see everything as being about them, except when it really involves what they do (or don't do, but should). Then they do everything possible to blame it on someone else.

3:07 PM  

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