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 thatÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ 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 volunteeredÃ¢â‚¬Â¦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.