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House of Represenatives Tom DeLay Resigns 2006

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#1 Call Me Robin

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:48 PM

Good riddance.

Edited by Call Me Robin, 07 January 2006 - 02:25 PM.

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#2 Jid

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:56 PM

Your link doesn't work for me, sorry Robin
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:00 PM

View PostCall Me Robin, on Jan 7 2006, 06:48 PM, said:



So what's the wingnut talking point for the day on this?  That Delay is innocent of everything and unfairly hounded by a partisan prosecutor and mean liberal media?  

Or that he's an isolated case and not at all representative of the Republicans in Congress?  

Or that old favorite, a Democrat once did something wrong so why are we talking about this?  Oh yes, and Michael Moore is fat.
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#4 Call Me Robin

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:26 PM

The link above has been fixed.  Here 'tis again!
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#5 Rhea

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 03:12 PM

Here's a link I think will work:

http://news.yahoo.co...HNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

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Embattled Rep.     Tom DeLay on Saturday abandoned his bid to remain as House majority leader, clearing the way for leadership elections among Republicans eager to shed the taint of scandal.

In a letter to rank-and-file Republicans, DeLay said, "During my time in Congress, I have always acted in an ethical manner within the rules of our body and the laws of our land. I am fully confident time will bear this out."

At the same time, "I cannot allow our adversaries to divide and distract our attention," the Texas Republican wrote.

DeLay is battling campaign finance charges in Texas and was forced to step aside temporarily as majority leader last fall after he was charged in his home state. He has been trying to clear his name and, until Saturday, resume his leadership role.

In a separate letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert, DeLay said he intends to seek re-election to his House seat in November "while I work to clear my name of the baseless charges leveled against me." Urging a new leadership election as soon as possible, DeLay said the majority leader's job and "the mandate of the Republican majority are too important to be hamstrung, even for a few months, by personal distractions."

DeLay's about-face came amid growing pressure from fellow Republicans who were concerned about their own political futures in the wake of this past week's guilty pleas by lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

DeLay's defiant, take-no-prisoners style had won him the admiration and respect of fellow Republicans, but his mounting problems cast a shadow over the entire House.

After repeatedly maintaining that  President Bush continued to support DeLay, the White House pivoted abruptly on Saturday, issuing a statement that endorsed DeLay's move. "We respect Congressman DeLay's decision to put the interests of the American people, the House of Representatives and the Republican Party first," said Erin Healy, a spokeswoman for Bush.

The House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) of California, contended DeLay had engineered a "culture of corruption" among majority Republicans "that a single person stepping down is not nearly enough to clean up the Republican Congress."

Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt (news, bio, voting record), the GOP whip who temporarily has filled in for DeLay, was expected to run for majority leader. Rep. John Boehner (news, bio, voting record) of Ohio, a former member of the leadership, is also likely to seek the job.

Elections are likely the week of Jan. 30, when lawmakers return to the Capitol.

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#6 Robert Hewitt Wolfe

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 04:55 PM

Doorknob.  Ass.  Out.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 05:27 PM

:D  :hehe:

It's not Hammer time.  :D

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 12:51 AM

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwww!  Let's take back "If I Had a Hammer" too!  

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