Top 10 DeLay quotes

American Progress' Christy Harvey has compiled some doosies from the once-powerful Republican:

1. "Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes." - Those famous DeLay priorities. (And here we thought it would be "providing armor" or "having an exit strategy.")

2. "I AM the federal government." - Smokin' Tom to a staffer, after being told he wasn't allowed to puff on his cigar in a federal building.

3. "You know, you're never a prophet in your own hometown." - DeLay, explaining his unpopularity with some of his constituents. (Houston Chronicle, 8/23/98)

4. "We march forward with a biblical worldview, a worldview that says God is our Creator, that man is a sinner, and that we will save this country by changing the hearts and minds of Americans." - DeLay's view of his role in government.

5. "When faced with the truth, the truth hurts. It is human nature not to face that… People hate the messenger. That's why they killed Christ." - DeLay, explaining why some Americans weren't delighted with that "biblical worldview."

6. "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?"-- DeLay to children living in the Astrodome during Hurricane Katrina

7. "So many minority youths had volunteered…that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself." - DeLay, explaining why he didn't fight in Vietnam

For links and the remaining three, go HERE.

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