May 12, 2004
The shining moral example of Tom DeLay

One can only wonder how the mind of Tom DeLay works.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) continued his ferocious counter-offensive against Democrats yesterday, accusing them of trying to gain political advantage from the abuse and torture of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison.


He lambasted Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and the Democrats’ fundraising committees for posting a petition on Kerry’s website calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s ouster and using it to raise money. Kerry’s website claims 320,000 people have signed the petition, but there is no direct link to contribute money.


When asked why President Bush’s advertisements invoking Sept. 11 were not performing the same function as Kerry’s petition, DeLay said, “Bush’s ads were done tastefully … [Democrats] are raising money [from] a horrible and embarrassing event.”

Got that? It's OK to raise money from a horrible and embarrassing event as long as it's done "tastefully". Perhaps we ought to amend McCain-Feingold to cover offenses against tastefulness in the future.

Now since DeLay already thinks you're a nasty partisan for not agreeing with him about all of these things, you may as well act like one and give a little love to Richard Morrison. Or just tell Kos that you'd like to see him choose the Morrison campaign as one to support in his upcoming fundraising drive. Go ahead, you'll be glad you did.

(BTW, for those in the Houston area, you can see Morrison on TV next Thursday.)

One last thing:

DeLay also said he had not read the report issued by Major Gen. Antonio Taguba, who conducted the investigation into the Iraqi prisoner abuses.

Nice to know he's on top of these things, right? Thanks to the Joe Hill Dispatch for the catch.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 12, 2004 to Iraq attack | TrackBack