Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Re: DeLay

Byron York has an interesting column up today. In it, DeLay claims that his polling showed he had a only a 50-50 chance of winning. I thought for sure that he had gotten wind that he was in trouble over Abramoff, but DeLay is emphatic that he is not. He also claims he turned over everything he had on Abramoff to Justice even though they hadn't asked for it. I think most conclude that the Earle indictment will fail. So it may well be that this was simply a case of a seasoned pol reading the tea leaves and getting out while the getting is good. No doubt it's a plus for the Repubs not having him as a whipping boy for the Dems and their "culture of corruption" nonsense.


Scooter said...

Delay sounded quite believable today and I caught him in several venues.

While I do think/believe he was in trouble (that may be moot now), I still think his greater impact may be yet to come. Query: His move to Virginia.

Michael said...

What's the query? Under the rules, he had to die, be insane or move for there to be a replacement on the ballot.

Scooter said...

I get that, but think it a part of future plans.

At least I didn't say, "mute."