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May 28, 2005

Say what?

U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas sure says a lot of stupid stuff.

He got all huffy after his name was mentioned unfavorably on the NBC cop show "Law & Order." He complained to the network, ranting that the mention trivialized "the sensitive issue of judicial security" and is a "great disservice to public discourse."

This is the same Tom Delay who, busily demagoging the Terri Schiavo tragedy, said of judges, "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." Talk about trivializing "the sensitive issue of judicial security."

In the face of withering criticism that he was inviting further violence against judges, he backed down, saying he had spoken "inartfully."

He hasn't lost his taste for the wide-ranging threat, though. In the Law & Order flap, he said, "The time will come for the TV producers responsible for this to answer for their behavior." That's pretty "inartful," too, I'd say.

Already rebuked by the House Ethics Committee and facing new hearings there, it's likely to be Delay who'll will soon find it time to "answer for his behavior."

Posted by jcb at May 28, 2005 09:44 PM


Seems like a lot of these guys never heard the old playground wisdom of, "Don't dish it out if you can't take it."

Posted by: Anonymous at May 31, 2005 11:45 AM