Thursday, April 14, 2005

DeLay Sits Down With The Washington Times

This Interview of Tom DeLay by the Washington Times is just chock-full of quotable material (damn liberal media!). My favorites:

On media reports of his ethical improprieties:
Somebody ought to ask the New York Times why they're shopping an op-ed piece. I mean, that's activist journalism. Somebody ought to look at the organizations and ask the New York Times, the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, Time, Newsweek, AP why they're spending all these resources they are, who they talked to ... are they collaborating with all these organizations that are funded by George Soros and his heavy hitters, and do these organizations ever talk to each other? Of course they do, they have people that are on the same boards. I mean, different boards but same people.

Activist journalism? Sounds like somebody's found a new buzzword.

Then there is this gem:
Mr. Hurt: Have you ever crossed the line of ethical behavior in terms of dealing with lobbyists, your use of government authority or with fundraising?
Mr. DeLay: Ever is a very strong word.

So is "frequently," but you don't hear me hesitate to use it.

How about the role of the Courts? What is it that causes DeLay's vociferous opposition? Over to you:
"I blame Congress over the last 50 to 100 years for not standing up and taking its responsibility given to it by the Constitution. The reason the judiciary has been able to impose a separation of church and state that's nowhere in the Constitution is that Congress didn't stop them. The reason we had judicial review is because Congress didn't stop them. The reason we had a right to privacy is because Congress didn't stop them."

Right to Privacy? Judicial Review?!? This is what DeLay is crusading against? I suppose that it's good he's put it out in the open.

Thanks to Wonkette and Kos for tips. The Moderate Voice also has a nice post on Mr. DeLay up.

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