Apparently members of Congress believe their hallowed institution has been a bit more ethical than necessary. Thus, constituents everywhere will be happy to hear, things are about to change.
Top congressional brass will be holding a secret meeting soon to rewrite the rules so, in the purely coincidental event that one of their members is indicted by a state grand jury, that member still can hold a leadership position.
Used to be, a criminal indictment or even lesser impropriety was grounds for dismissal as a congressional leader. The stodgy old thinking was that even that much of an appearance of impropriety would be an intolerable embarassment to Congress and, of course, the member’s own political party.
Tom DeLay has changed all that. First off, he is the federal govmint. Or at least he appears to control at least one branch of it. Second of all, he’s his political party’s top fund raiser (and the tactics he uses to
twist arms raise funds account for the probability of a grand jury indictment in Texas).
When your party controls Congress, and you control your party’s purse strings, then you can buy your own damn ethical regulations, can’t you? Otherwise, what good’s having money, eh?
Seen from another angle, the annointed few following the Narrow Path of the Religious Right should not be denied the benefit of their own personal enforcers in the event Evil tries to moderate the Word of God as it relates to political policy, do you think? And if one is forced to take on Evil, what better enforcer than one who has familiarized himself with the enemy? OK, maybe he’s been forced to roll around in the dirt a bit himself, but if his goals are basically the same as those of The Chosen, what’s the harm, really?
I mean, it’s not like he’s homosexual or anything, is it?