Friday, June 09, 2006

Bitter To The End

Tom DeLay finally ended his long good-bye with a fiery partisan speech from the floor of the House.

No Mr. Nice Guy. "Bitter to the end."

The New York Times via Raw Story writes:
"Democrats resisted a Republican plan to allow him to deliver his valedictory from the House floor. But DeLay crossed them up by submitting his resignation from the Appropriations Committee on the floor, providing an opening for his speech celebrating political discord."
A true follower of constitutional principles and our founding fathers faith, DeLay told the House crowd, "You show me a nation without partisanship, and I'll show you a tyranny."

You see, in order to keep democracy and apparently follow the footsteps of Christ, you gotta tear down your political opponents and slime them all the way to the bank.

In a bit of nostalgic posturing, DeLay concluded his farewell speech with a quote from the great statesmen of decades ago, Sir SnagglePuss.
"I yield back the floor of our beloved House," DeLay said at the end of his last speech as a back-bencher. "And I exit, as always, stage right."
How very inventive; and thank you Washington Post for the darling quote.

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