DeLay spun his decision to resign as high minded and generous, the result of praying with his wife, and thinking only of others. His resignation, DeLay said, would spare the party the distraction of a referendum on him, in favor of "a referendum on ideas." It might keep his seat Republican.
What ideas could he be talking about? Other than cutting taxes for the wealthy, delivering pork to his district, and trying to outlaw abortion, is there one idea he's identified with?
While short on ideas, DeLay's office is chockablock with aides who've admitted to corruption that would make the sheiks of Abscam blush. It's as if they showed up at the office each day wearing Sherman Adam's vicuna coat, only with the price tag dangling from the sleeve. The wonder is that he lasted this long. If the Democrats were still alive, he wouldn't have.
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