Tom DeLay

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on the lighter side...

Chatmag reports that a "profile" of Tom DeLay has mysteriously appeared on an online dating site, listing his "interests" as: "politics, laundering, conspiracy, dominance, hammering."

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where to start?

How about with this interview on Fox News yesterday? (Thank you, Judd Legum of the Center for American Progress.)

DELAY: And because of that rule, the Democrats used this runaway District Attorney here in Austin, Texas to abuse that rule. Eight grand juries indicted me, and the only reason to indict me is to get me to step aside.

(BREAK)

DeLay considers resigning from Congress

From the Houston Chronicle story:

DeLay told the Chronicle Saturday that in recent days he discussed his situation with GOP leaders, including Hastert, and considered several options, including resigning from Congress.

Separating from DeLay

It'll be messy:

229 Members of the 109th Congress took $2,381,328 from Tom DeLay’s ARMPAC.

Defiant DeLay refuses to acknowledge reality

Crooks and Liars has the video -- watch it here.

He refused to take one iota of responsibility. He also claimed he'll win re-election in November.

Strangest re-election kick-off speech I've ever heard.

Boehner's statement on DeLay's decision

From his website:

U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX):

DeLay to Appropriations Committee?

Mark Schmitt catches the key phrase from DeLay's separate letter to Hastert:


I will also be reclaiming my seat on the Appropriations Committee when the second session of the 109th Congress convenes later this month.

DeLay's Letter to Colleagues

Here it is:

Dear Colleague:

Today, I have asked Speaker Hastert to convene our conference for the purpose of electing a new majority leader, the position I have been honored to fill these past three years through the trust and confidence of our colleagues.

Mini-Me's Statement

I think I'll just paste it below:

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement regarding House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's (Texas) announcement:

Statement On New Congressional Leadership Elections

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