Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Hammer keeps going

In a move borne of what could only be either colossal stupidity or amazing loyalty, Tom DeLay, the money launde...er, I mean, the alleged money launderer, won the Republican primary election in Texas for his House seat.

DeLay, 58, held on to his ballot position by avoiding public discussions of his considerable political problems _ a felony money-laundering indictment, close ties to lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the loss of his leadership position.

Instead, DeLay campaigned at carefully orchestrated events, avoided direct interviews with reporters and largely focused on his hometown of Sugar Land. It paid off with a 2-to-1 victory margin over lawyer Tom Campbell, who had ties to the first President Bush's administration, and two other candidates.
You know, sometimes words fail me. This is almost one of those times, but I just had to mention that at least Ohio voters had the good sense to get rid of Rep. Jim Traficant, who ran as an independent after he was sent to a federal prison in White Deer, Pennsylvania. (That he still received 15% of the vote in that election amazes me, though.)

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