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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Our Kid

"Our Kid" went new-cu-ler on Fox News Radio yesterday.

From the Washington Post:
DeLay, speaking from his district in suburban Houston, stuck to his vow to increase the congressional oversight of federal judges after they refused to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case. "We have the opportunity to set up courts; we can also dismantle courts and reorganize them," DeLay told Tony Snow on Fox News Radio.
"We" as in the wing-nuts who are trying to take us back to the 19th century.
Asked if he would include any Supreme Court justices among those he considers activist and isolated, DELAY SINGLED OUT JUSTICE ANTHONY M. KENNEDY, WHO WAS NAMED TO THE COURTS BY PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN.

"Absolutely," DeLay replied. "We've got Justice Kennedy writing decisions based upon international law, not the Constitution of the United States. That's just outrageous. And not only that, but he said in session that he does his own research on the Internet? That is just incredibly outrageous."
Does his own research on the internet?! That is TOTALLY outrageous!

(Research, or playing "punch the monkey?")

What? Fox News is not good enough for you, Justice Kennedy?!

Bet he's printing pamphlets, too.

"Should we send a truck fro him, sir?"

Not yet.
In an interview that ran for nearly half an hour, DeLay also lashed out at journalists who have produced stories raising questions about his past relationships with lobbyists and the sources of funds for his overseas travel.

"You talk about judicial activism," DeLay said. "We now have JOURNALISTIC ACTIVISM."
Journalistic activism? Whoa.

"What dat mean?"

I guess "journalistic activism" means...reporting the truth...or news that Tom doesn't like...or news that isn't on Fox.

"Or just...news."

Right.

Hey, speaking of journalistic activism:

"Lobbyist Gave DeLay a Skybox for Donors"

Ooops!
House Majority Leader TOM DELAY treated his political donors to a bird's-eye view of a THREE TENORS concert from an arena skybox leased by a LOBBYIST now under CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
Are we to assume that the Hammer enjoys...music?

That doesn't make sense.
DeLay's political action committee did not reimburse lobbyist Jack Abramoff for the May 2000 use of the skybox, instead treating it as a type of donation that didn't have to be disclosed to election regulators at the time.

The skybox donation, valued at thousands of dollars, came three weeks before DeLay also accepted a trip to Europe — including golf with Abramoff at the world-famous St. Andrews course — for himself, his wife and aides that was underwritten by some of the lobbyist's clients.

Two months after the concert and trip, DeLay voted against gambling legislation opposed by some of Abramoff's Indian tribe clients.

House ethics rules require lawmakers to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest...
But do nothing if they can't avoid that "appearance."

More journalistic activism later...

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