DeLay's means justify his endingHow commendable.
A ruthless, unethical politician put his party's retention of power above the good of the nation. Good riddance to an unrepentant player.
As former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay resigns in disgrace, pulling out of his 2006 congressional race in part to concentrate on defending against indictments both current and very likely pending, some might argue that it's time to cut him some slack, to avoid kicking the man while he's down.
In his relentless quest to cement power for himself and his party, DeLay abandoned the common good. Any means justified his ends.
With his resignation, DeLay's congressional career has come to a just end. (link)
It is the Roanoke Times, as I recall, that had been consistently denouncing Mr. Delay each time a new accusation surfaced, including:
- The only president ever impeached on grounds of personal malfeasance
- First president sued for sexual harassment.
- First president accused of rape.
- First president to establish a legal defense fund.
- First president to be held in contempt of court.
- Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation.
- Most number of witnesses to flee the country or refuse to testify
- Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad (link)
Uh. The Times did offer up scathing editorials when each of these charges surfaced. Right?
Reread the lengthy list above of Bill Clinton's accomplishments while in office and then read the Times' charge against Tom Delay. We're told the latter was consumed with ethics problems.
I'm beginning to think the people who write the editorials at the Roanoke Times are somewhat partisan in their thinking.