Tom DeLay spoke at a conference on “The war on Christians” in Washington on Tuesday and religious right leader Rick Scarborough had apparently ingested some sort of hallucinogenic substance prior to speaking about him:
“This is a man, I believe, God has appointed … to represent righteousness in government,” Scarborough told the audience, which included Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly, former ambassador Alan Keyes, and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.
Well, sure. Because a God-appointed ambassador for righteousness would certainly be admonished multiple times by the House ethics committee, one that was controlled by his own party. And Alan Keyes would know a thing or two about “righteousness in government”. After all, he’s the one who said that he opposed Hillary Clinton carpetbagging in New York “as a matter of principle” and that he “deeply resented” the “destruction of federalism” that it represented. Of course, that was before he carpetbagged into Illinois to get his butt kicked by a 3-1 margin in the 2004 Senate race there. I guess principles don’t cross state lines.
But Scarborough isn’t done yet:
Scarborough said DeLay had been “nearly destroyed in the press,” and he made a vague pitch for the conference participants to support DeLay in his general election race in November. DeLay should not worry about it, however, he said: “God always does his best work after a crucifixion.”
Tom DeLay. Jesus Christ. I mean, who can tell them apart other than their mommas? I think we need some new junk bracelets that say “What would Tom DeLay do?”