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Tom DeLay in his own words

09/28/05 | by [mail] | Categories: culture/news

Tom DeLayTom DeLay (R-TX) is stepping down from his position as House Majority Leader after being indicted by a Texas grand jury. This might be a good time to take a look at some of the jewels of wisdom that have issued from his mouth.

To some young refugees of Hurricane Katrina:

Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun? (Washington Post)

On Israel:

My friends, there is no Palestinian-Israeli conflict. There is only the global war on terrorism. (MSNBC)

On the Environmental Protection Agency:

The EPA, the Gestapo of government, pure and simply has been one of the major claw-hooks that the government maintains on the backs of our constituents. (AP/PBS)

On the working poor:

Emotional appeals about working families trying to get by on $4.25 an hour [the minimum wage in 1996] are hard to resist. Fortunately, such families do not exist. (Congressional Record)

I could go on. I haven't even gone into the charges that he's facing in Texas now, which basically amount to fundraising fraud. He was the ringleader of the circus that surrouned Terry Schaivo's death, but in 1988, his own comatose father was allowed to die. We're not dealing with a high-quality individual here. I hope that he'll follow Michael Brown's lead and step down, not only from his job as Majority Leader, but from his entire House of Representatives job.


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