It's not just a DeLay drumbeat out there, it's an entire marching band. Yet another lobbyist-paid junket (of which DeLay knew nothing! nothing!) along with Jack Abramoff and a nice fat paycheck for his wife to do...something, I guess. The Chron has the WaPo story on Page One today. Read 'em and weep.
Atrios and Kos think that someone on the Republican side has okayed a hit on DeLay, figuring that he's gonna go down anyway so it may as well happen now before anyone's thinking about 2006. Atrios cites the "first-hand" accounts of the Moscow trip in the WaPo articles as evidence; there's also the fact that Matt Drudge is giving these stories prominent play. There's a certain logic to this, and there's also a case to be made that some of this is coming from a genuine reformer faction within the GOP, but I don't think DeLay will ever go away voluntarily. He built the Republican Congress and the K Street Project and the moneymaking machine, and I don't think he's going to let anyone take it away from him. I'm thinking he knows where a lot of bodies are buried. But hey, whoever you are over there, knock yourselves out trying to defenestrate DeLay. We'll enjoy the show.
The title of this post refers to Laurence's suggestion for a new theme song for DeLay. I can't think of anything more fitting. Check it out.