For people with a modicum of intelligence, the question has never been whether or not Tom Delay is a crook. Hell, anyone with an IQ above that of an average plant knows the Texas Republican is on the take. Always has been. The only real question is how long it will take for brain-dead Republicans to finally admit their scandal-scarred House Majority Leader is a political liability who has to go. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has spearheaded an appalling campaign to protect DeLay at all costs, even with mounting evidence that this typical, Texas good-old-boy politician is for sale to the highest bidder. By doing so, Hastert and his politics-above-honesty policies proves the GOP is just as corrupt as the look-the-other-way political machines that have controlled Congress since the horse-and-buggy days.
Congress needs to decide right now whether Major League Baseball and its players union are bigger than it is; whether involvement in the mythical national pastime gives a group of wealthy capitalists and the relatively small number of men they employ the right to defy the legislature’s constitutional authority; whether hitting a horsehide sphere with a wooden bat makes a person more important than one who has been duly elected to draft, debate and adopt the laws of the land.