Monday, August 07, 2006

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The Republicans went to their go-to guy on the Supreme Court and were rebuffed...
WASHINGTON - Texas Republicans on Monday abandoned their court fight to replace former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on the November ballot after being turned back by the Supreme Court. The decision came after Justice Antonin Scalia, earlier in the afternoon, rejected Texas Republicans' request to block an appeals court ruling saying DeLay's name should remain on the ballot.

So, the Republicans are forced to leave the man most synonymous with corruption on the ballot. DeLay should lose, which is great and a pick-up for us and a high-profile loss for them. OR he somehow wins, is later found guilty and has to relinquish his seat again. It's win-win!


S.W. Anderson said...

DeLay's name must remain on the ballot, but that doesn't mean he has to lift a finger to win votes. If, God forbid, he were to win the eleciton, he wouldn't have to serve either.

What's cranks up the schadenfreude is the Texas GOP's frantic efforts to get DeLay's tarnished name off the ballot.

BenC said...

Does anybody actually know the current election situation in DeLay's district? Was there a tight primary race among Dems? Anybody?