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Tom DeLay: Don't think I'm stupid

ABC investigative reporter Brian Ross spoke with former House Republican majority leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) in a three-part interview on ABC's "Brian Ross Investigates." The conversation turned tense at points, with DeLay defending his political past and, at one point, even his intellect.

DeLay described the end of the investigation as "sort of bittersweet," saying that he had cooperated from the beginning. "You'd think within a few months they'd see that there was nothing there yet...they hung this cloud over my head for six years."

DeLay denied that he was forced out of office by Democrats or members of his own party. "I decided on my own," to leave office.

"This is sort of the price of leadership," said DeLay when asked whether he was angry at the government over the investigation. He quickly turned to a defense of the Republican agenda at the time saying, "We had an agenda that was moving for strong defense, less government, less spending, fewer taxes, more freedom -- [Democrats] didn't like it."

But DeLay did have one regret, "The only regret that I have is this criminalization of politics -- it's not bad enough now to just beat 'em in policy or let them ruin your reputation. They've got to bankrupt you, ruin your family, put you in jail, put you in the grave and then dance on your grave."

When asked about the toll the investigation took on his finances, DeLay said he was rendered more or less bankrupt other than a savings account he had with the government, and that from the beginning, "Patrick Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi announced they were going to get me."

DeLay denied that he crossed the line in his dealings with former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, "It's bad enough for people to call me corrupt, but it really makes me angry when people think I'm stupid," said DeLay who insisted he was surrounded by lawyers and frequently sought their opinion before doing anything. "I couldn't go to the restroom without a legal opinion."

Abramoff and DeLay are still on friendly terms, so much so that DeLay confirmed that he spoke with the former lobbyist "about a month ago, after he got out of prison." Ross asked what the two talked about, to which DeLay shot back, "None of your business."

Asked about his future plans, DeLay showed a willingness to jump back into the politics, saying he would "help rebuild the conservative movement. I'm doing a little consulting...and right now that's the only plans I have." When asked if he would run for public office, DeLay left the door open, "I have no idea, I don't know what the Lord has in store for me."

Watch all three parts of Tom DeLay's interview with Brian Ross.



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No Tom, you're not really all that stupid, you're just a lying, sniveling, back-stabbing, spineless, thieving, weasel of a man that should have never left your job killing cockroaches.

Posted by: Frank57 | August 24, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Little Tommy,

Stupid? Never.

An intelligent but small minded, bigoted, bully and crook. Always.

Best Regards little fella!

Try a nap and a fig newton. And, just have yourself a sparkling day!

Posted by: JohninConnecticut | August 22, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

I think Ronnie Earle that little weasel should be prosecuted for doing this to this man. I want an investigation into this conspiracy to take Delay out. They think this is funny to ruin a mans life, ruin him financially and after six years say Oh they did not have anything in the first place. This was evil and nasty and these liberals are evil and nasty men. Delay took this far better than I would have. He was not a particular favorite of mine but to do this to a man with no evidence is criminal. I am all for going after those who broke the law but we have an Obama justice dept of no or selected justice allowing little black panther thugs to run around free and suing states for attempting to protect their citizens. You have true crooks sitting in Congress with this slow play of justice. And I can assure you that if they one thing on Delay this would not have been dropped. This stinks like so many things these liberals do. No Delay is not stupid but liberals and the little drones who follow them like little panting lap dogs sure are.

Posted by: greatgran1 | August 21, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

It has been purported through anonymous intelligence that this Tom Foley partial-retard has been involved in electronic sleep deprivation in the State of Connecticut. Question for the Washington Post: What rights do I have as a gifted Genius in the United States to protect myself from cowardly Psychopaths like Tom Foley who are so cowardly afraid of anyone superior than them that they use electronic sleep deprivation and electronic torture to try and prevent gifted geniuses from achievement in the United States? Gerard Joseph Burke II...aka…Burke2 of Burke2Data.com and electronic Sleep Deprivation victim of Tom Foley.

Posted by: GerardJBurke2 | August 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Tom Delay is stupid pond scum!!!

Posted by: TheghostofLennyBruce | August 21, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

@gfafblifr:

You have been sold incorrect info. They had to put a ten-year limit on the tax cuts because they had to use reconciliation to pass them (yes, the republicans demonized reconciliation only when they were not using it themselves), and in order to use reconciliation the tax cuts had to prove to be budget neutral over a period of ten years. They knew that over a period of more than 10 years, the government would lose money because of the tax cut.

Learn your contemporary history from others than Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity.

Posted by: montypalmer2 | August 21, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully the lord, bends tom over and gives him what he really deserves although I think he got some of that already. What he blames on Pelosi and Kennedy, he should realize it is the "lord" paying him back for his arrogance and hubris. Tom, may the lord continue to bend you over and make you pay for not praying in the closet.

Posted by: sambrown9 | August 21, 2010 3:54 AM | Report abuse

There are people in this country that would walk miles and miles just to destroy a person’s reputation and make their life and their family’s life miserable. I remember when Delay was brought up on all kinds of charges and I looked at what he was charged with and it struck me then that it was all frivolous. There are many questions that still need to be answered about why prosecutors pursued Delay with such vigor over such a long period of time and end up with no charges. Delay is a great man and I hope he finds his way back into the congress. For all the fire breathers here who are making such vile comments about him is that in the end he will be exonerated of all charges. I am amazed at the response from most of the posters here who still think Delay did something wrong. For me I think the government owes him about 8 million bucks for all his trouble. Certainly the prosecutors should be fired for their inept work. God help us all.

Posted by: gava2 | August 21, 2010 3:44 AM | Report abuse

I love it when lefties make the same post numerous times as if that will make a difference. If I read it once, you might get my aproval. If you post it more than once, you lose any thoughts of my perhaps agreeing with you.

So, lets compare. Delay resigned when charged. Charley Rangel and Maxine Waters are what?

For that person blaming Bush for the expiration date on the tax cuts, that happened because the democrats wouldn't vote for it unless it was there. Remember that the republicans never had a super majority in the senate as the democrats have had these past 2 years. Therefore, it took democrats to vote for bills to get them passed.

Posted by: gfafblifr | August 20, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Stupid? We can only speculate. However, he is one of the ultimate criminal lowlifes in this nation. Time for another round of public showings of the great docu DVD The Big Buy - Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress.

Posted by: revbookburn | August 20, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't think most people considered Tom DeLay to be stupid. He was just a corrupt politician like many others in Congress, only he took corruption to a new level.

Posted by: lecat | August 20, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Stupid is, as stupid does!

Posted by: reiley | August 20, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Delay,
Was it in the national interest for Big Oil to drill at the US Naval oil reserve at Teapot Dome?
Was it in the na6tional interest to have unilateral naval disarmament at the Washington Conference.
Was President Eisenhower stupid when he said to beware of the military industr9ial complex?
You, sir, are not stupid.
You are a Republican.
Clifford Spencer

Posted by: yankeefan1925 | August 20, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

As an observer, I must say that Mrs. Gump was right in her assessment that "Stupid is as stupi does." The guy has never shown brilliance, but has shown everything else.

Posted by: ronjeske | August 20, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

It's the old adage:
'It's better to keep quiet and let people think you're stupid than to open your mouth and prove it'.

Posted by: kacameron | August 20, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse


Oops, I meant DeLay, not Daschel.
However, the shoe is interchageable in Washington.

Posted by: ronrod17509 | August 20, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse


Most stupid people do not believe they are stupid and therein lies the problem.

Daschel should ask himself, when I was in Washington, in one of the most prestgious jobs in the world, did I ever do anything that was corrupt, inept, or otherwise insulting to my position.

If you answer yes, ergo, you are "stupid".
'Nuff said.

Posted by: ronrod17509 | August 20, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

The first time I ever heard of Tom Delay was when Newt Gingrich became speaker. Delay made several statements, arrogant, stupid statements, to the effect that now that the Republicans were in the majority they could do whatever they wanted, didn't need to give the time of day to the Democrats, and on and on. At the time I thought, "How dumb to say it out loud, even if it's what he thinks."

Posted by: tughillb | August 20, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

You go right back to talking to Abramoff when he gets out of prison? Dude...that's stupid. BTW: you look stupid dancing to. Basically DeLay what goes around comes around. You screwed people and now you know how it feels.

Posted by: steve_j | August 20, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

If Tom Delay does not understand that the Republican policies of tax cuts for the rich and destruction of government regulation were the things that brought about this Great Recession, then he has proven himself as stupid. No question. Continued tax cuts for the rich will prolong the Republican Great Recession and turn it into a real Depression, just like the last one and for the same causes.

Posted by: ianmac37 | August 20, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Yep, the whole nation knows that Tom DeLay is a stupid jerk. He's so stupid he doesn't think he is. Suck it up, Tommy. Your career is over, and we're all delighted to hear that you are bankrupt.

Posted by: dsrobins | August 20, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Per DeLay, "The only regret that I have is this criminalization of politics -- it's not bad enough now to just beat 'em in policy or let them ruin your reputation. They've got to bankrupt you, ruin your family, put you in jail, put you in the grave and then dance on your grave."

Some introspection please, Mr. DeLay. You reap what you sow.

Posted by: exco | August 20, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Not Stupid . . . just corrupt.

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 20, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Tommy-boy, the excrement eating grin on your face when you took your mug shot says it all... You are as stupid as a sack of G.W.B's.

Posted by: BellsBlu2 | August 20, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Why is Tom DeLay still living in liberal Alexandria Virginia? Get him back to Texas. Now!!!

Posted by: swatkins1 | August 20, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

If you ever find yourself having to tell people that you're not stupid...

well...

...then you're probably stupid.

Posted by: jmayer67 | August 20, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Please don't be mad at me Tom but I think your stupid.

Posted by: vw52 | August 20, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Stupid is as stupid does, Tom.

Posted by: js_edit | August 20, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

OK, Tom, you're a genius. Now prove it and go away.

Posted by: martymar123 | August 20, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Tom "Don't Call Me Stupid" DeLay is begging for it.

Posted by: glenglish | August 20, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Tom, if the shoe fits, baby...

Go kill some bugs, stupid.

Posted by: tennesseemoonshiner | August 20, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Not stupid -- just arrogant and ignorant (not the same as stupid)

Posted by: jdrd58 | August 20, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Abramoff could get DeLay a job at the pizza parlor. Then he wouldn't be unemployed anymore. Maybe this is what the "Lord has in store" for him. The Lord looks after him who looks after himself, Tom. Don't be proud.

Bus table 19, Hammer!

But the waiters would have to make sure he didn't pocket all their tips.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/06/report-abramoffs-new-gig-is-pi.html

Posted by: phillipshaw1 | August 20, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Tommy,Tommy,Tommy...we know you're corrupt, a liar, a cheat and a thief.

Stupid? That's just a given.

Posted by: cf6driver | August 20, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

One offhand comment in an otherwise substantive discussion and the Post blasts it as a headline.

The "journalists" at the Post have a knack for focusing on the least substantive aspect of a story -- I can find more factual reporting the National Enquirer these days.

Posted by: diehardlib | August 20, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Not stupid? Did the sun start coming up in the West? You're not anything BUT stupid Tommy.

Posted by: therev1 | August 20, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't say if he's stupid, though I wouldn't say he's too much above average, but he's definitely mean. I used to know a member of his family that didn't think much of his temper, so I'm pretty confident in saying he's mean.

Posted by: lonquest | August 20, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Tom Delay is responsible for BP's destruction of the Gulf

The EPA, the Gestapo of government, pure and simply has been one of the major claw-hooks that the government maintains on the backs of our constituents.
Associated Press 1995 July 29


It's never been proven that air toxics [sic] are hazardous to people.
From the Houston Chronicle 1990 October 27

GOP = national socialism

Posted by: lichtme | August 20, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Why? Because you say so?

Posted by: ceebee2 | August 20, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

he's as dumb as a sack of hair.

Posted by: calif-joe | August 20, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Tom's nickname in high school was "STD"

(stupid tom delay)

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 20, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Stupid, and whiny.

Posted by: beargulch | August 20, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

All this from the guy who practically invented the politics of personal destruction. I would add further condemnation but I think for more descriptive adjectives someone is going to seek the help of another language. And, yes, Delay is just the tip of the sludge iceberg of Texas Republicans. Just wait to watch Cornyn in action, World!

Posted by: sutton1 | August 20, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Delay is as dumb as a bag of hammers.

Posted by: Jerryvov | August 20, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Stupid - YES.. EVIL - Yes.. STUPID - YES... humm..

Sounds like stupid has it by a wide margin... You're done hammer and don't ever forget it. IF you keep squawking, you'll get to go to the Hague with your pal Chimpy bush for his WAR CRIMES since you enabled most of them..

So Ham...shut up and just fade into oblivion...you're done..

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | August 20, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Stupid", no. "EVIL", yes.

Posted by: valskeet | August 20, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I don't think he's stupid. He's scum.

Posted by: James10 | August 20, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I never thought he was stupid. Crooked, sleazy, and a polarizing hack, yes. Stupid, no.

Posted by: abigsam | August 20, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Now he knows how the unemployed and sick feel when the GOP tells them they are lazy, crack addicts and don't need healthcare. What you think WE ARE STUPUD???
The GOP thinks people are stupid every time they pull their NEW MATH -- that the government receiving less in taxe revenue does not contribute to the debt.
They think we are stupid when they say Obama is a Kenyan Muslim terror baby.
They think we are stupid when they tell us that we Must decrease regulation on Wall Street and LARGE corporation.
They think we are stupid when they say the letting the BUSH TAX cuts expire is a tax hike instigated by OBAMA when it was BUSH WHO PUT THE EXPIRATION DATE ON THE TAX CUTS.
They think we are stupid every time they say GAYS are not human don't deserve the same rights as normal people.

Every time a REPUG opens their mouth, they call many of us, including independents stupid.

Posted by: racerdoc | August 20, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

must be the bug spray...

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | August 20, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Interesting that a aberrant liberal Texas prosecutor brought charge after charge against Delay ALL thrown out as frivolous and wasting tax payers money and tying the courts for REAL cases.
If the liberals are looking for corruption, just look at Washington RIGHT NOW!

Posted by: jblast2000 | August 20, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Delay is a boy scout compared to the Democart crap in Washington NOW, Rangel, Waters, Geithner, Jefferson, Dodd, behind locked doors bribes and sweetheart deals... just for starters

Posted by: jblast2000 | August 20, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Nawww, Tom,
We don't think you are stupid...
More like a depraved, morally bankrupt criminal!!!

Posted by: squirebass | August 20, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Delay "The Hammer" can breathe a sigh of relief that he was not caught lseezing around with Jack Abramoff... He got lucky.


But he cannot hide from his efforts to thwart Democracy through manipulating our electoral system, and congressional procedures in order to fix a "Permanent Republican Majority".

He cannot hide from the way he would trash long standing congressional voting procedures in order to strong arm votes.


Or the way he would strong arm Texas Democrats into supporting redrawn congressional districts to favor himself and other Republicans.


Delay is a scum bag.

Posted by: thecontributist | August 20, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Tom, I don't think you're stupid. I think you're a flaming [rhymes with glassbowl].

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | August 20, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Oh Poor Dumb Tom. Perhaps he has forgotten his leadership role during the investigation of Bill Clinton. He didn't seem at all bothered in 1998 about the cost, whether to Clinton or to the US taxpayer. Fort hat matter, the time the Republican-lead Congress took away from legislating to put a sitting President on trial for a blow job!

Posted by: Woodie731 | August 20, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Oh Poor Dumb Tom. Perhaps he has forgotten his leadership role during the investigation of Bill Clinton. He didn't seem at all bothered in 1998 about the cost, whether to Clinton or to the US taxpayer. Fort hat matter, the time the Republican-lead Congress took away from legislating to put a sitting President on trial for a blow job!

Posted by: Woodie731 | August 20, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Oh Poor Dumb Tom. Perhaps he has forgotten his leadership role during the investigation of Bill Clinton. He didn't seem at all bothered in 1998 about the cost, whether to Clinton or to the US taxpayer. Fort hat matter, the time the Republican-lead Congress took away from legislating to put a sitting President on trial for a blow job!

Posted by: Woodie731 | August 20, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Oh Poor Dumb Tom. Perhaps he has forgotten his leadership role during the investigation of Bill Clinton. He didn't seem at all bothered in 1998 about the cost, whether to Clinton or to the US taxpayer. Fort hat matter, the time the Republican-lead Congress took away from legislating to put a sitting President on trial for a blow job!

Posted by: Woodie731 | August 20, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Stupid? No.


Sleezy,
Greedy,
Immoral,
Unethical,
Scumbag,
Tribalist,
Hack,
Trash,
Un-American,
Anti-Democratic,
Liar,
Hipocrite,
Jack@ass...


Yes.

Posted by: thecontributist | August 20, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Besides, Delay, be sure to read this story about MN Forward, the pro-Republican group that recently received a large donation from Target:

http://proposition13.blogspot.com/2010/08/news-about-mn-forward.html

Posted by: HitEleven | August 20, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I believe Tom Delay to be an arrogant, corrupt thief. He is taking this opportunity to try and rehabilitate his image in advance of attempting a return to politics. I say to you Mr. Delay, stay away. You're one of the main reasons politics today is the sleazy cesspool it is. This is your brand of politics. You thrived in it, and created it. Don't act shocked that your opponents went after you. It is exactly what you would have done.

Posted by: dougw3 | August 20, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Be sure to read this story about MN Forward, the pro-Republican group that recently received a large donation from Target:

http://proposition13.blogspot.com/2010/08/news-about-mn-forward.html

Posted by: HitEleven | August 20, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Be sure to read this story about MN Forward, the pro-Republican group that recently received a large donation from Target:

http://proposition13.blogspot.com/2010/08/news-about-mn-forward.html

Posted by: HitEleven | August 20, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I don't believe your stupid, Tom,

I believe you are corrupt and dishonest and would sell out your neighbor for a dollar.

two different things.

Posted by: vigor | August 20, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Tom Delay is a slimeball as are most Texas Republicans. What is there about Texas and Arizona and Oklahoma politicians? Must be that a great majority of people in those states have never read the internet or a newspaper? Tom Delay might be called stupid because he paid a cosmetic surgeon for that facelift and did he get ripped!!

Posted by: pkbishop1 | August 20, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Poor Tom DeLay. He practiced scorched earth, take no prisoners politics for years and that was perfectly OK. But when he gets a taste of his own medicine? What goes around, comes around buddy. Quite whining.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 20, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Stupid? No. Unethical? Absolutely.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 20, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Greedy and stupid, Delay and most of the
G(reedy)OP

Posted by: jama452 | August 20, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

He must always be angry.

Posted by: sufi66 | August 20, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Tom DeLay: Don't think I'm stupid

Uh oh...too late.

Posted by: overed | August 20, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I don't think DeLay is stupid, I think he's just crooked.

But that doesn't mean I think the guy is smart. It just doesn't take that much to swindle the average Texan.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | August 20, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I live in Texas and I don't think he's stupid so much as corrupt and sleazy. Two qualifications for Republican politicians in this state (e.g., Rick Perry).

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | August 20, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

LOL -- stupid? of course he is.. arrogant, narcississtic to think the Justice system, the American people would hoodwinked by his fraudulent acts...

Come on -- a crook is a crook -- period. A felon is a felon -- a stupid crook or felon thinks he'll get away with it.

They never do.. either the Justice system will make sure they're taken care of OR, their favorite deity.

Get real Mr Delay. The emperor who has no clothes suits you just dern fine.

Posted by: chrchlde | August 20, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

At the least he was/is stupid to be friends with a crook. At the best, he escaped jail, which he probably should not have. He'll always have his retirement from congress which is more than the deserves.

Posted by: tojo45 | August 20, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Not stupid, but certainly evil.

Posted by: plderrick | August 20, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Is it any wonder why the rest of the world regard Americans as arrogant and ignorant fools...US media bears a lot of the blame. It disseminates American propaganda, spins bad news and publicizes petty irrelevant non-issues, disguises biased and prejudiced ignorant opinions as news. A whole generation of Americans have grown up to be deluded into believing the American dream and utopia...

Posted by: mapleleaf3 | August 20, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Nice to see DeLay has seen the light regarding the "criminalization" of politics, but I'm sure he would only protect Republicans.

I bet DeLay still thinks the impeachment of Bill Clinton was a fine idea. I bet DeLay thinks the bogus prosecution and imprisonment of Alabama Governor Don Siegelmann (probably directed by Karl Rove) was a great use of federal taxpayer dollars.

In fact, I bet DeLay would still be all for politicizing the Justice Department and hiring graduates of Pat Robertson's law school to run the place.

All that is good. I suspect the only time any of this is bad is when the arm of the law brushes against Republicans.

Just wait till the GOP recaptures Congress. Maybe they can pass a Congressional Immunity law that applies only to GOP politicians.


Posted by: tboyer33 | August 20, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Might have been worth mentioning that DeLay loved and helped perfect the dancing-on-their-graves school of political hard ball. He just didn't like it when it ricocheted.

Posted by: AnthonyDeCurtis | August 20, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Stupid or not, you are an arrogant, self-important, mean-spirited, cynical punk.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 20, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

It might have been relevant to mention that DeLay helped invent the dancing-on-their-graves school of political hard ball. He just didn't like it when it ricocheted.

Posted by: AnthonyDeCurtis | August 20, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Only stupid people get angry when other call them names.

As for delay, most of us don't think he is so much stupid as willfully ignorant, irrascibly and unappologetically corrupt, dispicable, against the very principles of democracy, and a criminal thug.

Posted by: John1263 | August 20, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Posted by: apocrypha | August 20, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

tom delay is stupid.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 20, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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