Thursday, March 31, 2005
Bug Man, Meet Windshield
Looks like Tom DeLay's outlived his usefulness to the GOP in general and to the Bush family in particular. Now, as Atrios notes, we can't let DeLay leave too soon because the Pugs will then have more than enough time to find and fund a replacement. We want him to stay in place, but damaged, right up until, oh, October of 2006, when he's forced to resign his seat after Ronnie Earle nails his ass to the wall. Speaking of Teddy Kennedy: He wasted no time calling DeLay on the BugMan's efforts to incite violence and nastiness:
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Thursday blamed Terri Schiavo's death on what he contended was a failed legal system and he raised the possibility of trying to impeach some of the federal judges in the case. "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior,'' said DeLay, R-Texas. But a leading Democratic senator said DeLay's comments were "irresponsible and reprehensible.'' Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said DeLay should make sure that people know he is not advocating violence against judges.Need I add that Scott McClellan, aka
But Kennedy said DeLay should watch his words, especially in light of the recent murder of a Georgia judge and the killing of a federal judge's husband and mother in Chicago. Kennedy noted that judges in the Schiavo case and their families have received threats. "This case has been heartbreaking and tragic enough,'' Kennedy said. "It is time for mourning and healing, not for more inflammatory rhetoric, and responsible national leaders should understand that and stop this exploitation.''This is perfect, and should serve to make DeLay shut his trap for the time being. (The last thing DeLay wants is Judge Greer's next of kin naming DeLay in a wrongful-death lawsuit.) Ordinarily I would love seeing DeLay dig his own grave with his mouth, but I don't want to see him digging Michael Schiavo's or Judge Greer's graves as well. And in the meantime, DeLay has now been irrevocably linked to incitement to violence.
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