Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Why was Tom Delay Fired?

Quick... why did Tom Delay lose his job as House Majority Leader?

(a) Money laundering
(b) conspiracy
(c) Ties to Jack Abromoff
(d) He loved Jesus too much.

If you chose "d" you might be insane. Either that, or you are Rick Scarborough, Baptist minister and Right Wing loon, who recently had this to say:

"I believe the most damaging thing that Tom DeLay has done in his life is take his faith seriously into public office, which made him a target for all those who despise the cause of Christ," Scarborough said, introducing DeLay on Tuesday. When DeLay finished, the host reminded the politician: "God always does his best work right after a crucifixion."
Continued Scarborough: "This is a man, I believe, God has appointed ... to represent righteousness in government."

Lord (no disrespect intended) bu God sure does have lousy taste. Why would He choose a corrupt, money laundering thief as his personal representative? Yet this appears to be official RW doctrine. One of our own RW loons, Jeff Ballabon, recently argued that the fact that DeLay wants Jews to die during Rapture supports Israel ought to trump all of his misdeeds.

Well you know what? Finding Jesus didn't save any of the inmates George W. executed back when he was governor of Texas. The routine shouldn't protect Delay, either.

NOTE: Delay's best bud Jack Abramoff gets 70 months