Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tom DeLay's Resignation

I first learned about Tom DeLay when he introduced a Congressional Resolution condemning SIECUS, the organization I directed from 1988 - 2000. I think he had been in office a month. At the time he was a freshman Congressman from Texas; I've watched with horror as he climbed the ranks of House leadership and used his office to consistently attack sexual and reproductive justice.

I was not surprised to discover that he had engaged in unethical, immoral conduct while in office. So many times the so called "moral leaders" of the right are found lacking in their own moral decision-making. They find it easier to limit our rights to make our own private decisions to limiting their own excesses.

There's nothing new about this, of course. Perhaps he missed those verses about taking the log out of your eye or throwing the first stone. It's a reminder we all need.

1 comment:

Bill Baar said...

He's been indicted for violating campaign finance rules. Not for profit, just routing money to candidates in violation of the rules.

Compare it to what Mollohan stands accused of, or what our Jan Schankosky in Illinois's husband did with check kiting and it's pretty thin beer.

Delay will get off.

Schankowsky's husban got prison time and speculation on what strings the Congresswomen pulled with the Judge.

Molland will go...

And then we have Conyers...