Tuesday, April 04, 2006

And now without further Delay...

DeLay Won't Run, Means to Resign

The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 4, 2006; 1:06 AM

WASHINGTON -- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texan touched by a lobbying scandal that ensnared some of his former top aides and cost the Republican his leadership post, won't seek re-election to Congress and intends to resign, Republican officials said Monday.


Delay steps down as a Federal investigation works it way closer to nailing his sorry ass.

As I mentioned in one of this blogs first posts
Delays ethics are just a symptom of what has infected Texas' and the Nation's politics. Texas has a corruption and graft problem that permeates all levels of politics from Senators, County Clerks, down to patrol officers "protecting" our streets. Its bad, I mean its really bad. Its bad to the point that if I had a daughter of driving age, I'd move to the country for her safety. No one is watching the watchers.

But back to Delay, Delay steps down rather than risk losing his election. His gerrymandering screwed him as the demographics of his district have changed to the point that his voting against MLK day is hurting him on top of the criminal investigations. What we are most likely to see should the investigations draw a blank is either Delay becoming a lord high mucky muck in the GOP or him running in another more homogenous district. And strange as it sounds the GOP would be better off with him in congress than it would be running the party. Frankly the GOP would be better off getting rid of him and stopping the cancer called corruption that he and his kind spread. But we know thats not going to happen.