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January 06, 2006

Breaking: The bugman's going down

Roll Call reports that Tom DeLay is facing a palace revolt. "All hell is about to break loose," predicts Roy Temple:

A small group of mostly moderate House Republican lawmakers will circulate a petition this afternoon calling for new leadership elections to be held when the chamber returns for the second session of the 109th Congress, marking the formal start of the process for potentially choosing a permanent Majority Leader to replace indicted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas).

The "Dear Colleague" letter, which is being spearheaded by centrist Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.) and conservative Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), will be sent later today to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce (Ohio).

Hat tip to David Donelly of the Daily DeLay.

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I hope mister bugman is fighting hard so the entire GOP agenda is messed up for next few weeks.

Time to run the clock down, it's only several month till mid term.

I got the feeling mister Bugman needs the washington money to pay for the defense too. He will try to hang on to power. It will cost him a lot of money to fight.

Come on, Lindsay. Phantom already pointed out that you can't say anything nice about Bush. Don't tell me you can't find anything positive to say about DeLay as well. How about, "Tom DeLay has never killed anyone (as far as I'm aware)."

There, was that so hard?

Bring on the popcorn!

strange times indeed when Charlie Bass is a moderate Republican.

He gives up!!! how disappointing. I want my money back. feh..

Man, we don't even have good mafioso politician anymore. GOP is so screwed up, they can't even fight like a corrupt politician right. bah...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/1/7/13710/68171

It seems Tom DeLay has finally decided that he's perhaps not the best face to represent House Republicans.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay decided Saturday to give up his post as House majority leader, clearing the way for new leadership elections among House Republicans eager to shed the taint of scandal, two officials said.

Already, there are people saying that Delay is being noble in stepping aside for the good of the institution (I think I was listening to NPR, to appease my inner masochist). Maybe Bill Bennett will include his story in the sequel to the "Book of Virtues," illustrating the virtue of adopting a persecution complex when you're caught red-handed.

This was a lame-o take down. We didn't get any threats or crazy statements on the floor. Too bad, but I'd love to know what he says to Charlie Bass, the one who brought him down, these days. I bet that is fun.

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