Thursday, November 18, 2004

Exterminating Justice without Delay

The Republicans have moved beyond attacking activist judges, and now are after activist district attorneys. That's the only way to comprehend the so-called DeLay rule, which, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, will allow the "powerful majority leader, Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, to keep his post if he is indicted on state corruption charges stemming from a fund-raising scandal that has already involved three of his associates." That is, it's fine when you're in power to De-Lay justice. (Can you imagine how bundled Republican undies would have gotten if Clinton ever did something like this?)

But, the Republicans are the party of morality. Even though discussing their moral sense reminds me of the exchange in Paper Moon, when con man Ryan O'Neal says to his daughter Tatum, "I've got scrupples, do you know what scrupples are?" and she replies, "I don't know, but if you've got them, I bet they once belonged to someone else."

INOTBB's crack research team has also learned that, just like former Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall, who changed his name from Peter LaCock to further his legitimate show biz career (that is, if hosting a game show is a step up from starring in porn), Congressman DeLay also changed his name. Once upon a time he was a much more forward Tom DeScrew. Rumor has it he will revert to the old name when he has a college named after him--DeScrew U.


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