Moral Contradictions

Friday, March 18, 2005

DeLaying Prayers?

The rules you apply to yourself are the true test of your moral values.

So says Austin, TX County district attorney Ronnie Earle, currently investigating Rep. Tom DeLay for his role of money laundered for him to use to help the GOP take over the Texas Legislature and then re-draw congressional lines (very controversial at the time). Additionally the House Ethics Committee admonished him for his actions.

How has DeLay gotten in trouble? First and foremost he's racked up three ethics violations in one year. Remember, he's been in Congress for over 20 years. He knows the rules.

How has he responded? Did he repent? Did he say "I cheated the rules and cheated voters; I'm sorry."? No, he had the ethics committee chairman (Article 1 and 2)sacked and sought to lift the rule that prohibits House members from stepping down from their Congressional posts after being indicted for a felony. issued out a, well, Prayer Alert for this "Christian Statesmen" who has employed "creative fundraising tools" and it is a "must win for dedicated, praying Christians".

I'm not making this up. I swear.

Ken Bode has a good column which helps point out contradictions in DeLay's record (accepting a $70,000 week-long trip to England sponsored by gambling interests, just to name one) with his reputation as a Christian Statemen.


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