Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Real Republican Values Kick In

Unlike many of his fellow radical righties,Tom DeLay is sick of this post-election values nonsense. It's time to fix things so we don't get too carried away:
Supporters of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay proposed a Republican rules change Tuesday that would protect the Texan's leadership position if he were to be indicted by a Texas grand jury that already charged three of his associates... House Republicans are likely to approve Wednesday the change in the rule that would force him to step aside if indicted...Currently, rules of the House Republican Conference, which comprises all House GOP members, requires leaders to resign the party post if they are indicted for a felony punishable by two or more years in jail. The proposed change would eliminate the step-aside requirement for nonfederal indictments.
Not reported in the news accounts: Ten years ago with their periodic display of I've-got-better-values-than-you, the Repubs, with great fanfare, installed the rules to show that they were more ethical than the Democrats.

Enough of that nonsense now: criminals like being a part of this administration, and it's apparently time to make sure they stay there.

UPDATE:It's a done deal.
House Republicans today approved a change in party rules to prevent their majority leader, Tom DeLay, from having to step down from his leadership position should he be indicted in an investigation in Texas... "If Republicans believe that an indicted member should be allowed to hold a top leadership position in the House of Representatives, their arrogance is astonishing," the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi of California, said in a statement.

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