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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-07 03:56 AM
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DeLay absolves himself in his book
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March 18, 2007, 1:56AM
DeLay absolves himself in his book

New York Times

WASHINGTON Tom DeLay, the fiery former House majority leader and longtime congressman from Sugar Land, knows why his party lost control of Congress last year. And he is not to blame.

In his new book, DeLay, a polarizing figure whom Democrats sought to make a symbol of Republican corruption, attributes the Republican defeat in November to frustration with President Bush, the war and "a general perception of Republican incompetence and lack of principles."

"I would suggest that Republicans lost because they did not communicate their message and their victories with enough strength to overcome short-term, media-fed issues that arose right before the election," DeLay writes in the book, No Retreat, No Surrender, referring in part to the congressional page scandal.

In typical take-no-prisoners fashion, DeLay, who left Congress last year after his indictment in Texas on charges related to campaign financing, lashes out at Newt Gingrich, the former speaker, and other fellow leaders of the 1994 Republican revolution. He criticizes the Republican leader of the ethics panel that admonished him, calls former President Clinton "slimy" and portrays leading Democrats as his evil liberal tormentors.

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  -DeLay absolves himself in his book Judi Lynn  Mar-18-07 03:56 AM   #0 
  - I cannot believe he has the NERVE to call ANYONE "SLIMY"  Skittles   Mar-18-07 03:59 AM   #1 
  - Shrink time for DeLay.  formercia   Mar-18-07 04:05 AM   #3 
  - yet this is exactly the stereotypical slimy thing to do  0rganism   Mar-18-07 02:49 PM   #21 
  - Republican version of a "mea culpa"  sutz12   Mar-18-07 04:04 AM   #2 
  - Wouldn't that be....  ClintonTyree   Mar-18-07 05:58 AM   #9 
  - You're probably right.....  sutz12   Mar-18-07 11:10 AM   #17 
  - Oh, no! CLINTON did it  Joe Bacon   Mar-18-07 08:48 PM   #25 
  - Good for him!  northofdenali   Mar-18-07 04:09 AM   #4 
  - He is such a joke.  tblue   Mar-18-07 04:10 AM   #5 
  - Photo says it all  saigon68   Mar-18-07 04:42 AM   #6 
  - Tom DeLay,one of the original victims of affirmative action.Minorities  argyl   Mar-18-07 05:11 AM   #7 
  - " typical take no responsibility fashion...." is more like it.  quiet.american   Mar-18-07 05:20 AM   #8 
  - The very definition...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Mar-18-07 06:32 AM   #10 
  - How 'bout "Crazy as a Bed Bug"?  DemoTex   Mar-18-07 08:25 AM   #12 
     - Organo-Phosphate, right?  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Mar-18-07 08:53 AM   #13 
  - Repubes always seem to blame their failiures  C_U_L8R   Mar-18-07 08:13 AM   #11 
  - Yep, the GOP lost because they didn't communicate  kurth   Mar-18-07 08:59 AM   #14 
  - Then, gosh, we don't need a trial.  aquart   Mar-18-07 09:17 AM   #15 
  - A cogent remark in the article  exlrrp   Mar-18-07 09:56 AM   #16 
  - Biggest. Tool. Ever. n/t  dogfacedboy   Mar-18-07 12:54 PM   #18 
  - The title should be "No Shame, No Scruples"  Psephos   Mar-18-07 02:34 PM   #19 
  - Candidate for this month's "You Call This NEWS?" award  rocknation   Mar-18-07 02:44 PM   #20 
  - Delay absolves himself in new book  Truthseeker013   Mar-18-07 03:23 PM   #22 
  - Well, someone's gotta do it.  Orsino   Mar-18-07 08:05 PM   #23 
  - Indeed we will not retreat or surrender,  demga   Mar-18-07 08:33 PM   #24 
  - These folks won't shut up....  AnneD   Mar-19-07 11:55 AM   #26 
  - NEVER in my life have I seen such an insincere smile  MAGICBULLET   Mar-19-07 12:05 PM   #27 
  - Aw shucks, and I thought he was going that he wasgoing to plead  MasonJar   Mar-19-07 06:11 PM   #28 

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