The ousted, indicted, but not-yet-out-of-the-action-by-a-longshot Tom DeLay has just secured Duke Cunningham’s seat on the House Appropriations Committee.
Particularly worrisome is that the Republican Party establishment has seen fit to allow DeLay a seat on the Subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, currently chasing down the “influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his dealings with lawmakers” (particularly DeLay).
DeLay thrives on conflicts of interest.
The question is what do ethical Republicans and an angry and not-gonna-take-it-anymore Democratic establishment thrive on?
Clearly, Tom DeLay mocks them by the day.
— Steve Clemons