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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:26 AM
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WP Op-ed: Immoral Majority
This is SUCH a good op-ed piece from today's Washington Post by Eugene Robinson:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

What's the difference between the Republican Party then and the Republican Party now ? Here's an illustration: Richard Nixon was the president who established the Environmental Protection Agency. Tom "The Hammer" DeLay is the congressman who called the EPA a latter-day "Gestapo."

So pardon me for going way beyond schadenfreude to outright giddiness at the prospect that the Hammer will finally get nailed.

It may be too much to hope that the former House majority leader -- and how good it feels to write "former" -- will actually be convicted and do jail time. The indictment for criminal conspiracy returned by a Texas grand jury on Wednesday is for alleged campaign finance violations that are the rough equivalent of money laundering, which is not the easiest crime to prove in court.
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I like the irony that DeLay may end up a victim of hubris -- that his downfall may result from his efforts to perpetuate his awful legacy. But if it comes from the Abramoff probe or somewhere else, I won't complain. He doesn't even have to go to jail; he can just go back to killing bugs in Houston. Just as long as he goes. This will be a better country when that "former" in front of his title is permanent.
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evolved Anarchopunk Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:37 AM
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1. i read the whole thing and those are indeed the best
2 paragraphs in the piece. Eugene is a good man.

although my favorite part is the Jerry Garcia quote buried in there

"His comeuppance is an occasion to remind ourselves just what a long, strange trip it's been."

save congress w/out DeLay.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:40 AM
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2. Thanks! And the Jerry Garcia quote made me
laugh... I sent Eugene Robinson an email thanking him for writing such a great piece.
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