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I don’t know whether to laugh out loud, cry, or hope that this is true: Tom DeLay may be on the short list for the OMB job vacated by Joshua Bolten.

Yep, you read that correctly.  According to UPI:

The White House is looking at a list of cost-cutting candidates to head the Office of Management and Budget, and Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, may be on it.

The former House majority leader, who announced he will resign from Congress and is under a state indictment on political money laundering charges, is listed as a possible replacement for Josh Bolten, the U.S. News and World Report said.

Sides…hurt…from…laughing…wiping…eyes…whew…snicker…DeLay…cost-cutting candidate…hahahahaha

My gut tells me that someone in DeLay’s camp planted this story, but given the Shrub’s odd loyalty-thumb-his-nose-at-critics tendencies, and his inability to fire anyone for incompetence or problem behavior, this has just enough of a ring of crazy truth to be a remote possibility.

And the mind just reels as to how this could be used, over and over, in 2006 campaign commercials, doesn’t it?  "DeLay declares there is simply no fat left to cut in the budget."  Mwahahahaha.  Truly a match made in heaven, isn’t it?

Nothing like the stench of scandal, indictment and corruption being invited in to monitor the way we spend the public’s government money.

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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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