Stampede

DeLay can't even count on his friends anymore.

"If Tom's Texas situation is not resolved by early February, then I believe the House should hold new elections. If things remain unsettled, it will cause the Republican majority real trouble," said Paul M. Weyrich, the Free Congress Foundation chairman and chief executive officer who gave what many considered the most moving testimonial at a May tribute dinner held to rally conservatives to support Mr. DeLay in the face of legal troubles.

Why would Weyrich even feel compelled to say this? Because to remain silent is not credible.