...from Houston Chronicle's Gebe Martinez. She ends the piece with an interesting little twist for the TX-22 crowd:
Lawmakers were split between those who are loyal to DeLay and did not want to be seen as caving in to Democrats, and others who were concerned that Republicans were seen as unwilling to police themselves.
DeLay acknowledged "that is the hottest topic in my district."
She also picks up a boneheaded quote from GOP Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois:
"We need more ethics rather than less."
Okay, get to work on that. Step 1: Beam up your Majority Leader, Kirk.