Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Great news from Texas

You know the news by now. Last night they were reporting that Delay had announced that he wasn't going to run for reelection, now we learn that, not only is he not running for reelection, he is actually resigning from Congress by mid-June.

This is obviously great news, the best we've had in a long time.

It's also clear, though, that the real story isn't what Delay is handing out. Obviously his reelection was in trouble. Maybe he could have pulled it out, but the odds were probably against it. Still, you don't quit your job in June, a job you will have until January, because you might lose it in November. Although C-SPAN is reporting that he thinks he can be more effective outside of The House than inside, it seems clear that he's really more interested in staying out of the big house. The feds are flipping the people around him, building the case for Delay's conviction, and that's the real story. Couple this with the fact that he can now spend all the campaign funds he's accumulated on his defense, and you can see what's really behind this.

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