Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet notes that the "drip, drip, drip of negative stories" about Tom DeLay "dashes" any hope he had of succeeding Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) as Speaker of the House. The Boston Globe reports that Tom DeLay is becoming a liability for GOP members facing tight races. Seattle Times columnist Floyd J. McKay talks about how DeLay is bad for GOP Reps. Doc Hastings, chairman of the Ethics Committee, and Dave Reichert. (Watch our ad on Hastings here). Houston Chronicle columnist Cragg Hines asks "Will Jack Abramoff be Tom DeLay's Monica Lewinsky?" Minnesota Daily says it's time for DeLay to go. The AP and The Kansas City Star reports that Tom DeLay told Senate Republicans that Democrats are to blame for his troubles. (Hmm...the Democrats made him take contributions from special interests and return legislative favors, promoted his friendship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, etc. etc.?) The Hill reports on GOP plans for press rollout over the next several weeks defending Tom DeLay. ABC's The Note talks of many things DeLay, including speculation about his press briefing scheduled for 1:55 pm today.