Monday, April 11, 2005
"If the GOP dumps DeLay in the face of Democratic attacks, won't the Dems be inspired to just move on to another target"... My answer, so what if they do? I'd prefer that the GOP didn't need the Democrats and the media to reveal the dirt, but if we won't do it ourselves, then the Democrats will do just fine. And they can keep going until every last member of the GOP leadership behaves in a manner keeping with how our leadership ought to act.
And keep this in mind: we wouldn't be dropping him because Democrats don't like him. We wouldn't be dropping him because of the Texas redistricting. We wouldn't be dropping him because he ranted about some judges. We wouldn't be dropping him because he was an exterminator. We wouldn't be dropping him because GOP poll numbers aren't as high as we'd like. We wouldn't be dropping him because he is one of the most partisan players there is on Capitol Hill.
We'd be dumping him because his ethics - and his attitude about his ethics - are not appropriate for someone in a leadership position. At least not a leadership position in the GOP. For the Democrats, they seem to have no problem with their leaders hiring staff, taking trips paid for by those seeking to influence legislations, driving off bridges, and having the wife get rich feeding off the husband's influence. But that's one of the ways you can us apart.... or at least, it ought to be one of the ways.