Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The paradox that is Tom DeLay

Much like President Bush and Bill Frist, DeLay is a man who can speak fervently of values such as honesty and integrity but never seems to live up to the ideals he advocates. Just note the picture of Tom DeLay enjoying an large Cuban cigar (DeLay is one of "Congress' most vocal critics of what he calls Castro's 'thugocracy'"). Thanks goes out to Sirotablog for pointing out a more notable example:
"The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know...I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation." - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95
"Over the past six years, the former House majority leader or his associates have visited places of luxury most Americans have never seen, often getting there aboard corporate jets arranged by lobbyists and other special interests." - The Washington Post on DeLay, 12,21,05
I don't think values voters are getting their money's worth.

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