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While Voters Vote...DeLay Parties With Lobbyists in D.C.

Tom DeLay won't be in Houston for today's primary. Instead he's partying in D.C. at a fundraiser hosted by lobbyists Bill Paxon and Susan Molinari, both former lawmakers from New York. See the CNN report here.

Could there be better proof that DeLay cares more about his cash constituents than his those folks back in Sugarland?

How confident (and tone deaf) is DeLay?

From the Wall Street Journal (no link):

Former Majority Leader DeLay, girding for November defense of his House seat, plans fund-raiser Tuesday hosted by lobbyists Bill Paxon and Susan Molinari.

Next Tuesday is the primary election in Texas. Nice message to voters in Sugarland, and everywhere, huh?

DeLay: It's primary election day and I'm spending it raising money from lobbyists.

Mr. DeLay Goes To Austin

DeLay is heading to Austin in search of campaign cash (how ironic): From KXAN.com news brief:

"Congressman Tom DeLay of Sugarland returns to Austin, not for another court appearance, but for two fundraisers. The former U.S. House Majority Leader denies any wrongdoing as he faces money laundering charges related to Texas Legislative races back in 2002."

Sugar Land Express in reverse

TPMCafe gets Paul Begala to write a reflection of his youth in Tom DeLay's district:

Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog

Oh, where to begin? The Houston Chronicle has this gem today. It accompanies Samantha Levine's story that leads with the staff of embattled Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay calling the Sugar Land Parks & Recreation Department to say he wanted to attend their "senior citizens' sock hop."

How much is $1.5 billion?

DeLay slipped in a provision into the energy bill that could direct $1.5 billion to an energy consortium in his district, including big oil companies like Halliburton. We're urging people to contact their Senators to do whatever it takes to get the provision removed from the bill.

We've come up with a few ways to measure just exactly how much $1.5 billion really is...

1.5 billion dollar bills would cover more than 58 square miles, or 3397 football fields.

DeLay trying to give $1.5 billion to consortium that includes Halliburton

UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Bill passed the House a little while ago. I've changed the target on the campaign to the Senate. They'll vote tomorrow. Let's raise a stink.

We gotta stop this one.

Don't Drink the Water

In today's Boston Globe, Susan Milligan writes up Tom DeLay's leading role on legislation that would relieve the MTBE ( methyl tertiary butyl ether) industry of almost all liability in the clean-up of contaminated water supplies in New England.

DeLay reacts to TRMPAC trial

Tom DeLay, from just past the outer fringes of reality:

DeLay, R-Sugar Land, called the lawsuit "frivolous" during a Washington news conference.

"I'm not watching it (the trial) at all," DeLay said.

DeLay says separation of church and state not in U.S. Constitution

Associated Press has the direct quote:

"I hope the Supreme Court will finally read the Constitution and see there's no such thing, or no mention, of separation of church and state in the Constitution," said DeLay, a Republican from Sugar Land.

Okay, Tom. Only if you don't count the First Amendment. Details schmetails.