Saturday, October 30, 2004

What a local GOP leader says about DeLay

The Daily DeLay: T-Minus 3 Days and Counting
From the Fort Bend Star

Today, the Daily DeLay simply is an excerpted column that appeared on October 20th in the Fort Bend Star, a local paper in DeLay's district. It was written by B.K. Carter, who is the owner and publisher of the newspaper and a sitting Republican precinct chair. It is perhaps the most comprehensive summary of who Tom DeLay is.

"In case you missed it, our current U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, called "The Hammer" by certain political types, was snubbed by the Houston Chronicle on Sunday. The Chronicle, which endorsed both Republicans and Democrats on its editorial page, endorsed DeLay's Democratic challenger, Richard Morrison.

"But what has he done for us lately?.....I could write reams and reams about the things Tom DeLay has done that I disagree with since he was elected to Congress. In brief, he has tried to gut the EPA and OSHA; he has taken money from and supported sweatshops in the Mariana Islands; he has started a fund-raising operation in Washington the likes of which no one has ever seen before--a fund-raising operation that can't help but distort the political process; he has almost single-handedly turned politics from a process of non-partisan co-operation for the betterment of the whole people to a system of hatred of the other party where no accommodations can be made to affect significant legislation and only the well-heeled are heeded."

Read the whole column here.