Remember Tom DeLay — former Texas Republican (and self-proclaimed born-again Christian) who was the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives until a corruption scandal forced him to resign from office? Well, he now says he is a resident of Virginia, not Texas. Why? Because he won the Republican primary election in his district earlier this year and now, not surprisingly, wants to get his name off the ballot so a less tarnished Republican can take his place.
Perhaps the reason why Republicans are so eager to slander their political opponents with “cut and run” rhetoric is because of what I mentioned yesterday: they see in others what they desperately need to see in themselves.
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