6 January 2005
Blowing hot and cold
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) is the fellow who turned back the GOP's new ethics rules well, some of those rules, anyway which were widely seen as a Republican effort to preserve his job should he have been indicted.
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) is the fellow who, at the Congressional Prayer Service this week, after a number of prayers on behalf of tsunami victims, decided this would be the perfect time to quote Matthew 7:
Everyone who listens to these words of mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man, who built his house on a rock:
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, but it did not collapse; it has been set solidly on rock.
And everyone who listens to these words of mine, but does not act on them, will be like a fool who built his house on sand:
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, and it collapsed and was completely ruined.
"Shrewd" and "shortsighted" are evidently not mutually exclusive.