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Tom DeLay Resigns

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Tom DeLay wants to spend more time with Andy Card’s kids:

Dear Mr. Speaker:

It has been a great privilege, a high honor, and one of my most treasured personal pleasures to have served with you and our colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than twenty-one years. You have been a stellar example for our nation of personal courage and steadfast conviction, and I thank you for your leadership of this great institution as well as for your personal friendship.

As you are aware, I have recently made the decision to pursue new opportunities to engage in the important cultural and political battles of our day from an arena outside of the U.S. House of Representatives. As a result, I am informing you of my intention to formally resign as the representative of the 22nd Congressional District of Texas to be effective at the close of business on June 9, 2006.

May God continue to bless you, the President, this great institution and its Members, and our nation.

Ernie Fleischer, the Republican governor of Kentucky, hasn’t expressed any desire to spend time with Andy Card’s kids but he was indicted today on three counts.  It was thoughtful of him to spare the overburdened courts by pardoning others involved in the scam.

I know I’ll be setting my TIVO for Sunday morning to watch zombie Mara Liasson on Fox explain how this indicates there is a bi-partisan culture of corruption.

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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