With guns firing and whining up the wazoo about what his "adversaries" tried to do to bring him down, Tommy DeLay left the building for the last time as an elected representative. Mind you,dear reader, it was a self-professed blaze of glory. He states he leaves under the "happiest" of conditions.
I really choked when I read this passage of his speech: "What a blessing this place is, Mr. Speaker. What a castle of hope this building is, this institution is for the people of the world." I mean, really now..who the hell is this guy kidding?
Then, there is this comment about the "liberals".."In any place or any time on any issue, what does liberalism ever seek, Mr. Speaker? More -- more government, more taxation, more control over people's lives and decisions and wallets. If conservatives don't stand up to liberalism, no one will. And for a long time around here, almost no one did."--oh yeah Tommy, you conservatives really kept money in everyone's wallets..
And I waxed nostalgic over this part: "Had liberals not fought us tooth and nail over tax cuts and budget cuts and energy and Iraq, and partial-birth abortion, those of us on this side of the aisle could only imagine all the additional things we could have accomplished."--did he hit all the important stuff there folks?
"For us, conservatives, there are two such principles that can never be honorably compromised: human freedom and human dignity."--do the words "Abu-Ghraib" mean anything at all to ya Tommy?
For the rest of the gem..click the title of the post,WaPo has it.