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The Five Stages of Tom DeLay

Denial

U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay blames the ethics controversy swirling around him on Democrats, liberal groups and “Democrat-friendly press,” The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

In a message sent to supporters in his home state, Texas, and obtained by the newspaper, the Republican broadly denies any ethics violations and lays out what he calls “the real story” behind the rise in allegations against him.

“It is abundantly clear that their fundamental strategy revolves around attacking me and working to tear down Republican leaders,” the email message obtained by the newspaper said, according to the Post

Anger

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay intensified his criticism of the federal courts on Tuesday, singling out Supreme Court Justice
Anthony Kennedy’s work from the bench as “incredibly outrageous” because he has relied on international law and done research on the Internet.

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The No. 2 Republican in the House has openly criticized the federal courts since they refused to order the reinsertion of
Terry Schiavo’s feeding tube. And he pointed to Kennedy as an example of Republican members of the Supreme Court who were activist and isolated.

“Absolutely. We’ve got Justice Kennedy writing decisions based upon international law, not the Constitution of the United States? That’s just outrageous,” DeLay told Fox News Radio. “And not only that, but he said in session that he does his own research on the Internet? That is just incredibly outrageous.”

Coming up:

Bargaining

Depression

Acceptance

and maybe chewing his leg off to escape.

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