Tuesday, August 08, 2006



Tom DeLay and his Texas Republican Party thought they had an ace in the hole in the form of extremist loon Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. They calmly assumed he would overturn a state court's ruling that DeLay's muddied name must appear on the congressional ballot in November and take the whoopin' he earned from Democrat Nick Lampson.

"I think all our legal avenues are exhausted in terms of affecting the ruling prior to the election," said Jim Bopp Jr., the GOP shyster who tried to get DeLay out of the embarrassing-- and costly-- mess. DeLay is still pursuing other legal avenues to keep out of prison on a myriad of corruption and money laundering charges.

DeLay is still considering ducking out on this fight and just leaving the Republicans to try to win with an as yet unpicked write-in candidate. DeLay's crooked daughter, Dani, who has been implicated in several of his criminal activities, says the old man hasn't made up his mind yet.

The D-Trip blog has all the details. I just wanted an excuse to run another ugly DeLay picture by Adam.


So which Republican schnook(s) will try to get their name on the November ballot as a write-in candidate-- in a district that uses touch-screan voting machines? "It's difficult to get voters to take a write-in candidate seriously," said Houston City Council member Shelley Sekua-Gibbs, who's been doing some chop licking ever since it became clear that like the Little Bugman had been politically exterminated. Today's Washington Post also names Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace and a couple of wingnut state reps, Charlie Howard and Robert Talton, as potential DeLay successors.


At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad this worked out this way. I'm really surprised that DeLay didn't get what he wanted. The right wing machine is very firmly entrenched here. They've spent years packing Texas courts with partisans tools. All our judges are elected in Texas. That means we get a bunch of wack jobs and good ole boys on the bench who are only there to give legal protection to right wing political and corporate interests. He may still get out of his legal troubles if he gets into the right court. Texas is a mess.

I don't think he will be re-elected, though. His former constituants know he's moved out of the state. I don't think they feel very good about that. Whether we love it or hate it, it's still Texas and we don't take kindly to being stabbed in the back.

Tom's done.

At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have been more surprised if Scalia had heard the case. DeLay was clearly exposed and discredited and defanged. Why would Scalia waste political capital by allying himself with DeLay.

Scalia is saving it up to crown Georgie Porgie, King. If George is still able to put sentences together by the time we get to that legal hurdle. :)

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I ran with my tommy in prison orange pic..I had recently used the tom as a nude pregnant female one dammit.

Scalia couldn't find a loophole apparently..praise jesus! ;p

At 3:01 PM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

Dusty, don't be shy. The art looks good and I'm sure everyone would love it. And they can see it here.


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