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Tom Delay Will not Run For Reelection - Democrats Disappointed - May Become Lobbyist like Jack Abramoff or Write a Book 

April 4th 2006

Tom Delay Will not Run For Reelection - Democrats Disappointed - May Become Lobbyist like Jack Abramoff or Write a Book

Tom's Mug Shot

It is a sad day today because I just found out Tom Delay will not be running for re-election, and plans to do something else, quite possibly becoming a lobbyist.  I believe he would make a great lobbyist because he has been on the inside for so long.  He understands what motivates congressional leaders more than most on capital hill.

It will be great to watch the Texas Republican follow in the footsteps of other great lobbyists like Jack Abramoff. 

He may be resigning because he needs more time to defend himself from his legal troubles.  Delay was indicted in Texas last year concerning campaign-finance irregularities and possible illegal activity.  To the dismay of many Democrats, Delay decided to step down as House Majority Leader.  It would have been great to have the sitting Republican Leader under indictment.

 

If Delay would have decided to stay in the House, TV viewers could have watched the media circus surrounding his trial.  It may not have brought the intense attention that the Michael Jackson trial brought, but it would have been thrilling for those of us who know that pretty much all of our elected officials will sell the American people.

Those that think Jack Abramoff was just an aberration should not be allowed to vote. There is a reason why the deficit balloons with each new administration.  That reason has to do with corrupt politicians.  Delay is just one of a few that got caught. 

Recently Randy “Duke” Cunningham, a former congressman from California, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison for collecting $2.4 million in bribes.  I am sure that those that gave Cunningham the 2.4 mil, including defense contractors, felt the money was well spent and probably received a substantial return on their bribery investment. 

So what is the solution?  The solution involves going against human nature.  Americans will need to vote for conservatives, not fiscally liberal Republicans like George Bush, Delay and Cunningham.  We need to realize that government is not the solution to our problems.  Comment on this article at our Forum

 
 
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By Tom Madison
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