This article, which just appeared on Yahoo!, is well worth sharing. The original article is in italics, my comments are in bold.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In helping lead the charge to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive, House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay has invoked God, diverted attention from his own ethical woes and again become a lightning rod for critics of his party's conservative agenda.
Well, I guess that that’s better than provoking God, especially around Easter, and especially if there’s a nearby lightning rod.
DeLay told a conservative Christian group that the Schiavo case was a gift from God for their cause. "One thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo to elevate the visibility of what's going on in America," the Texan congressman told a meeting of the Family Research Council.
Uh, yeah. The other day he said this was just about saving a woman’s life.
DeLay, admonished last year by the House ethics committee for three separate matters, now faces questions about foreign trips funded by outside groups. While he denies any wrongdoing, some fellow Republicans have voiced concerns about an ongoing investigation in his home state of Texas of allegedly illegal fund-raising that last year resulted in indictment of three of Delay's top associates.
But how can he be crooked? He knows God’s will!
DeLay, in addressing the Family Research Council, said, "The other side has figured out how to win and defeat the conservative movement, and that is to go after people personally, charge them with frivolous charges."
This is my favorite part of the whole article. Apparently Mr. Delay has forgotten the zillions of dollars we spent to impeach President Clinton for Monica-gate. This is why I love politicians, they’re more predictable than an episode of the Brady Bunch and yet it’s still fun to watch them scurry.