DeLay Goes Hollywood (and he's not happy about it)

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Tom DeLay responded angrily to the use of his name on the popular NBC drama "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" yesterday. CNN's "Inside Politics" reports that the "ripped from the headlines" episode centers around the murder of a federal judge in which a police officer investigating the crime suggests that they put out an A.P.B. for "somebody in a Tom DeLay t-shirt."

It's easy to understand why you can watch an episode of "Law and Order" any hour of the day in America.

DeLay, who has been an outspoken critic of "activist judges," responded:

"I can only assume last night's slur was in response to comments I have made in the past about the need for Congress to closely monitor the federal judiciary, as prescribed in our constitutional system of checks and balances."

You mean checks and balances like an ethics committee, Leader DeLay?

The show's executive producer, Dick Wolf responded to DeLay's angry letter to the president of NBC by saying: "I do congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."

And CUT.