Apparently, Tom DeLay's criminal indictment, his resignation in disgrace from the House, his record of vituperative right-wing hate-mongering, his demagoguery, and his multiple admonishments from the House Ethics Committee, weren't enough to keep CNN from putting him on the payroll.
Tom DeLay is becoming a commentator for CNN, according to John Fund. In today's WSJ Political Diary, he writes:
"Despite his antipathy toward liberals, Mr. DeLay joked that he's happy to work with them. He told me he is about to sign on with CNN as a commentator. 'I may be their only conservative on air, but someone has to do it.'"
Right. "Only" conservative on CNN. Remind me, who are the last three people the network hired to offer political commentary?
That's four high-profile, right-wing hires in just the last year. The liberal media strikes again.
Update: I received word late this evening that the comments Tom DeLay made to the WSJ's John Fund may have been premature. While the former House Majority Leader was reportedly "about to" sign on with CNN as a commentator, word from the network is that CNN will not hire DeLay.
The circumstances that led to the change of heart remain unclear, but it appears to be encouraging, nevertheless.