Take a look at this Chron editorial which criticizes the expiration of the assault weapons ban despite its overwhelming popularity in Texas and everywhere else, and tell me if you can spot what's missing.
Give up? Here's a hint:
Rep. Tom Delay, R-Texas, whose power over the House exceeds that of Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said early on that the House wouldn't take it up. Delay told The New York Times last week that he wouldn't change his mind even if the president asked him to -- and that hadn't happened.
House Majority Leader Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said he would permit a House vote but only if the Senate voted first.
In the House, Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) calls the assault weapon ban "a feel-good piece of legislation" that does nothing to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.