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PhilipShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 07:24 PM
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Dallas Morning News: Some House Republicans consider replacing DeLay
Dallas Morning News
Todd J. Gillman
Dec. 06, 2005

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/...

A new poll in his Houston-area district shows DeLay trailing badly, with only 39-percent support in a district whose contours he personally approved during the bitter redistricting fight of 2003. Former Democratic Rep. Nick Lampson is his most likely opponent.

Tennessee lawmaker Rep. Zach Wamp has offered himself as a candidate for majority whip - the post occupied by a DeLay ally, Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri. Blunt has been filling that role and serving as acting majority leader since the indictments. Two colleagues share some other of DeLay's previous duties.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 07:27 PM
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1. they'll have to bring back DDT to get rid of that roach...
:eyes:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 07:31 PM
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2. A localized use of DDT just for the bugman
Would be a good exception. Besides that, DeLay was pro-DDT. Let's see if he's really immune to it.

Maybe that's what made him so mean and buggy crazy.

Sonia
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 08:19 PM
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3. Delay's political body isn't even cold yet
much less pronounced dead and they're already scavenging. They all know how much money they can make as Majority Leader.

Personally, I'll believe Delay's politically dead IF and when he loses his election next November. A well connected political consultant told me last year, when we thought Delay could lose, that Delay would win his election with 65% of the vote even if he was caught in bed with a dead woman and/or a live boy. If he was also indicted at the same time, that might drag him down to 55%. I believe he won last year by that 55%.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 08:27 PM
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4. Took Them Long Enough
Of course, fear of retribution is a powerful paralyser.

Le Roi Cest Mort (apologies to the French, since I never studied it)
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PhilipShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-05 09:33 AM
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5. Fox News: DeLay's Bid to Reclaim Former Leadership Post Uncertain
Fox News
Politics
Melissa Drosjack
December 06, 2005

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,177892,00.html

DeLay was required to step aside as House majority leader in September after he was indicted on charges brought by Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle. Earle has 15 days to appeal the judge's ruling on throwing out the conspiracy charge. The money laundering charges are the more serious of the allegations filed against DeLay..

"Whether hes exonerated or not, thats still going to be a problem for him," Richard Semiatin, an assistant professor of political science at American University, told FOXNews.com.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-05 09:33 AM
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6. Yuh Thunk... Duh
Right Wingers are after-birth.
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