Here's some real CLASS. Posted by Josh McConaha on April 4, 2006 at 10:15 AM Gov. Dean just sent this out after the news that Rep. Tom DeLay is quitting his re-election race. Indicted Republican leader Tom DeLay announced late last night that he will withdraw from his race for re-election and leave Congress within months. This comes after Friday's news that a key former DeLay aide pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing federal investigation of DeLay's money-for-influence machine. DeLay says he made his decision because he doesn't want to let Democrats make him the issue in the 2006 elections. But Tom DeLay himself has never been the issue. DeLay is a symptom of a larger disease -- a sick Republican culture of corruption that touches everyone who took his dirty money, voted for his corrupt leadership, or sat silently while their party has sold our government to the highest bidder. The corruption extends to the House, the Senate, and the Bush Administration -- and this November the accountability must reach just as wide. Democrats aren't running against Tom DeLay this year. We are running to end the Republican culture of corruption and restore integrity to our government. What we stand for is clear. On April 29th, when tens of thousands of volunteers hit the streets in the first-ever 50-state canvass, they will be carrying the six simple things that Democrats stand for. At the top of the list is a clear commitment: 1. Honest Leadership & Open Government: We will end the Republican culture of corruption and restore a government as good as the people it serves. In honor of Tom DeLay's retirement, today I am ordering another 250,000 of the door-hangers that bear this message -- that's an investment to reach another quarter-million voters on our April 29th organizing day. Your $50 can put 233 pieces of literature in the hands potential volunteers and potential voters. Will you make a donation? Already over 370 neighbor-to-neighbor organizing events have been scheduled for Saturday, April 29th. Democrats across the country will be going door to door, talking with folks in their communities about what Democrats stand for and the kind of change our country needs. Please take a moment to find or create an event near you. Learn more about the 50-state canvass here: This year's election will be about fundamental change in Washington, and it's up to each one of us to fight for every vote in every single state. Tom DeLay is just the tip of the iceberg. The American people have had enough of the Republican culture of corruption -- but it's going to take your involvement to make change happen. Thank you for doing what you can. Governor Howard Dean, M.D. http://dnc.org/a/2006/04/delay_drops_out.php AND then theres this from Pelosi FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 04, 2006 CONTACT: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider 202-226-7616 Pelosi Statement on Resignation of Congressman Tom DeLay Washington, D.C.-- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the resignation of Congressman Tom DeLay: Mr. DeLays departure from Congress is one piece of the changes needed to end the Republican culture of corruption. This Republican corruption continues to cost the American people at the pharmacy, at the gas pump, and in their home energy bills. For more than a decade, every Republican in the House enabled and benefited from their culture of corruption and they must be held accountable. We need a new direction that returns the peoples house to the American people. Democrats again insist the Ethics Committee do its job and investigate corruption in the House. http://democraticleader.house.gov/press/releases.cfm?pressReleaseID=1491 Whats that about if you repeat it enough times??