Friday, June 09, 2006
End of an Era, the Tom DeLay Era
Does it mean the end of take no prisoners, mean-spirited politics ? Former House majority leader, Tom DeLay, aka the Hammer, aka the Exterminator, lived up to his records. His farewell speech before the 109th Congress on June 8th was typical DeLay. " DeLay suggested that pundits who complain about 'the divisive partisan rancor that supposedly weakens our democracy' are merely nostalgic for the days when most Republicans meekly accepted minority status. DeLay was never one of those Republicans. "The common lament over the recent rise in political partisanship is often nothing more than a veiled complaint about the recent rise of political conservatism," DeLay said.