LA Times unearths some more dissent in GOP ranks

Two key quotes showing that Republicans are edgy, from today's LA Times:

"We all wish there were not news stories about Tom DeLay, but there are," said Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.). "He is a tough character. Like him or not, everyone needs to recognize how tough and durable he is. I wouldn't bet against him. But there's no question that it's something we all wish would go away, and over time, it probably will."

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One senior House Republican voiced his concerns to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's (R-Ill.) chief of staff after seeing a front-page story on DeLay in one of his home-state newspapers Tuesday morning.

"The perception is that we're not in control of the ethics process, that DeLay can do what he wants," said the lawmaker. "It's giving the party a bad nameā€¦. This thing is no different and has the same flavor and tone as when we knocked Jim Wright out."