Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Bush backs DeLay

It's incredible that he's even being asked. From Congress Daily:

ETHICS

Bush Lends DeLaySupport; Hastert Defends Rules Changes

President Bush today expressed his support for House Majority Leader DeLay amid a recent barrage of news stories concerning allegations of ethical misbehavior, while House Speaker Hastert defended a series of rules changes that critics say were intended to shield DeLay. During a White House news conference, Bush appeared to express an unequivocal endorsement of DeLay, clearly indicating he expects the majority leader to stay in power. "I have confidence in Tom DeLay's leadership, and I have confidence in Tom DeLay," he said. "We've worked closely with Tom DeLay and the leaders in the House to get a lot done during the last four years, and I'm looking forward to working with him to get a lot done during the next four years."

3 Comments:

  • That's an ad if I ever saw one. A list of DeLay's ethical violations, then Hastert and Bush expressing support.

    Then a tag line - "Is this the party we want running the American Government? Vote for (insert a Democrat's name here.)

    By Blogger Richard, at 3:26 PM  

  • Doesn't the "vote of confidence" usually precede a swift beheading? To put this in athletic terms, a GM making a statement that the head coach is in no danger of being fired, means he will be fired, and in the very near future.

    To paraphrase the Bard: I think the wing-nuts doth protest too much.

    By Blogger urizon, at 4:49 PM  

  • Damn, DeLay is driving me nuts.
    Look at this from The Hill

    DeLay expected to rake it in at tonight's ROMP fundraiser
    House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) will receive an overwhelming outpouring of support — in cold, hard cash — from his fellow GOP lawmakers at tonight’s Retain Our Majority Program (ROMP) fundraiser.

    DeLay has raked in more than $1.5 million from his fellow lawmakers and will funnel that money to the 10 most vulnerable colleagues, as identified by House leadership.

    That figure amounts to $300,000 more than he raised for the same event two years ago and indicates DeLay’s enduring clout as one of the party’s premier fundraisers, even as he has been battered by Democrats and has faced a series of news reports questioning his ethics.

    Those 10 lawmakers will all post more than $150,000 for the first quarter of fundraising, which ends March 31.
    snip----http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/031705/romp.html

    By Blogger Hiley, at 12:16 AM  

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