Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

"After a Long DeLay; The Hammer Gets Nailed!"

The indictment of Tom DeLay proves one thing; every now and then the hammer gets nailed!

For progessive thinking people the last five years have been depressing; a sort of extended case of post-traumatic stress disorder, which has led to fits of anger, random eye twitches and large scale ranting at the radio. But, in the nick of time, several hopeful signs have emerged.

1 - Rick Santorum writes an inane tome full of regressive ideas and his polling numbers continue to fall, even though people barely know his competition. Translation? "Give us anyone but this arrogant wacko!"

2 - The Bush administration's monumental ineptitude is laid bare by the twin disasters in Iraq and the Gulf states. People are finally catching on to the fact that the WMDs are the people in power!

3 - Tom DeLay, a brutal Texas power broker and manipulative, morally bankrupt embarrassment of a Congressman gets indicted for conspiracy. There is little doubt that he has done worse, but this is the best our system can manage for the time being.

Ya' know what? We'll take it.