There was another rally in support of embattled former Majority Leader Tom DeLay yesterday, and another protest outside of said rally. Two items of interest from the story: One is that you can’t actually tell from the AP wire piece, which is all there is anywhere you look, where the rally was held – all they give is “a southeastern suburban Houston hotel”, which covers a lot of ground. Thanks to an email I got from the Bay Area New Democrats, I happen to know that it was at the Nassau Bay Hilton, which is a stone’s throw away from the Johnson Space Center. I bring this up to point out that unlike the last rally, this one was actually held in DeLay’s district. It’s always nice to know that he still gets there from time to time.
And two is this good quote from Nick Lampson:
DeLay’s likely Democratic opponent in 2006, former U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, said today’s rally was a failed attempt by the former majority leader to show he still has voter support.
“Tom DeLay is losing support here by the day. The crowd is booing, the hook is out and Tom DeLay is trying to shuffle his way out of trouble just like Bugs Bunny in one of those old cartoons,” Lampson said.
Nice, though I must confess that the visual I get is Elmer Fudd after walking off a cliff, desperately feeling for the ground that’s no longer beneath his feet. But that works, too.
UPDATE: PinkDome gets in a jab.