Drowned

Much has been made about Grover Norquist's famous utterance that conservatives ought to reduce the size of government so much that you could drown it in a bathtub.

At these times, when we have seen the human suffering caused by the success of this ideological agenda, Tom DeLay's statement in the Washington Times this morning should be seen in all of its candor and callousness:

Asked if that meant the government was running at peak efficiency, Mr. DeLay said, "Yes, after 11 years of Republican majority we've pared it down pretty good."

Do you think victims of Katrina believe that the government has been "pared... down pretty good" and is running at peak efficiency?

I've said it before, I'll say it again, Tom DeLay is a national embarrassment and ought to resign.