Santorum Calls Out DeLay

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    Here:

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050410/D89CLA881.html

    "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior," DeLay said, raising the prospect of impeaching members of a separate and independent branch of government. Later, he complained of "an arrogant and out of control judiciary that thumbs its nose at Congress and the president."

    Bush, declining to endorse DeLay's comments, said Friday that he supports "an independent judiciary." He added, "I believe in proper checks and balances."

    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee said last week that the judges "handled it in a fair and independent way," although he had hoped for a different result.

    Democrats have said DeLay's remarks were tantamount to inciting violence against judges.

    I disagree. DeLay is right that judges are generally arrogant liberals who make policy from the bench. Saying that we need to rein in that branch of government isn't a bad thing.
     
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    I don't have a problem with DeLay's criticism of judges (I have problems with some of the other stuff he's got going on)

    The judges have been out of control since John Adams' midnight appointments of his political allies that drove Jefferson crazy.
     
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    Quest to Get a Republican to Fight DeLay May Have Crossed a Line
    By Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times
    Aril 11, 2005

    On March 24, former Congressman Bob Livingston was sent an e-mail by a New York Times editorial page staffer suggesting he write an op-ed essay. Would Livingston, who in 1998 gave up certain elevation to be House speaker because of a sexual affair, write about how Majority Leader Tom DeLay should now act under fire? In a subsequent conversation, it was made clear the Times wanted the prominent Republican to say DeLay should step aside for the good of the party.

    Livingston in effect declined by responding that if he wrote anything for the Times, it would be pro-DeLay. But this remarkable case of that august newspaper fishing for an op-ed piece makes it appear part of a calculated campaign to bring down the single most powerful Republican in Congress. The Democratic establishment and left-wing activists have targeted DeLay as the way to end a decade of Republican control of the House.

    Ironically, this campaign's intensity may protect DeLay from Republicans who in their secret hearts would like to see the sometimes-overbearing Texan fall. No GOP politician wants to be the handmaiden of DeLay's Democratic detractors. Last Wednesday's closed-door caucus of House Republicans gave DeLay a standing ovation. Contrary to claims on leftist Web sites, no Republican member has called for the majority leader's resignation.

    Accusations of DeLay going on junkets funded by private sources and putting relatives on non-government payrolls reflect common congressional practice. The assault on DeLay did not begin until he redistricted Texas congressional seats, which changed the 2004 election from a net loss to a net gain for House Republicans. That accomplishment, however, makes it much harder to rip holes in DeLay's House GOP support.

    for full article
    httP://www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak11.html
     
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    By Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times
    April 10, 2005

    Who's against DeLay?

    MoveOn.org, the left-wing group leading the fight against Rep. Tom DeLay, has claimed there is a Republican clamor to replace him as House majority leader that does not actually exist.

    ''Now,'' said an e-mail dispatched by MoveOn, ''some Republicans in Congress are speaking out against DeLay.'' In fact, however, no Republican in Congress has criticized DeLay publicly, not even on an off-the-record basis.

    The e-mail also declares unequivocally that ''DeLay illegally used corporate funds in support of his plan to redistrict Texas.'' Actually, DeLay has not been convicted, tried or even formally accused of breaking the law

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak10.html

    Lib propaganda, anyone, with the declared mission: "GET TOM DELAY!"?
     
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    Uh-oh - the MSM/DNC's lips are moving again; you know what THAT means!
     

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