Oh, thank GOD.
February 09, 2006
DeLay's successor John Boehner is a DeLay without front page scandals and dirty deals: "while Boehner campaigned as the great reformer, he worked the system behind the scenes, scamming it for campaign cash and favors, cozying up to the same lobbyists and dealmakers as fellow Republican Tom DeLay."Insult:
Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), forced to step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House, scored a soft landing as GOP leaders gave him a coveted seat on the Appropriations Committee.
DeLay also claimed a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, which is investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
"Allowing Tom DeLay to sit on a committee in charge of giving out money is like putting Michael Brown back in charge of FEMA Ã¢â‚¬â€ Republicans in Congress just can't seem to resist standing by their man," said Bill Burton, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.