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From the Dept. of Dish It Out, But Can’t Take It


This is MSNBC’s front page headline on DeLay stepping out of the Congressional race. 

That’s it:  blame everyone else for the culture you created, Tom.   Talk about dishing it out — over and over and over again — but not being able to take the heat when it gets turned on you.  (And for more on the dishing it out part, hop in the "Way Back Machine" to this 1998 article on Slate.  What a read.)

Aside from Atrios’ adorable Snoopy dance moment (which is not to be missed), he also highlights this aspect of the DeLay resignation:  wonder how all those Republican members of Congress who donated their own campaign funds to DeLay’s re-election bid feel about him converting their cash to his own legal fees use?  Let alone his former constitutent donors and party bigwigs?  Emptywheel has some great analysis on the First Abramoff Casualty.

So many questions, so little time…

To fill that void, might I suggest the C&L "Tom DeLay’s Greatest Hits Clip File Through Memory Lane" Collection?  Who can forget such greats as "The Laws Tom DeLay Hasn’t Broken (Yet)"?  Or "Jackie Wants To Be Tom When He Grows Up"? Or "Hokey Pokey Shaky Hands Speech"?  And I’m told there is more to come. 

Man, I’m gonna have to order a schadenfreude six-pack if this keeps up today…

(Huge hat tip to Peter Daou on the MSNBC headline heads up.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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