Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Stones and Glass Houses

Jack Kelly takes the time to dress down the media and hypocritical democrats over the Tom Delay farce.
It is clear DeLay is a piker when it comes to congressional travel. PoliticalMoneyLine, a nonpartisan watchdog group, released a study April 27 that showed members of Congress have taken 5,400 official trips at a cost of $16 million over the last five years. The top 10 frequent travelers all were Democrats, ranging from 61 to 39 trips. DeLay was ranked 119th with 14 trips.

Democrats and liberal journalists want to destroy DeLay because he's been an effective leader. He isn't nicknamed "The Hammer" for nothing. By heaping charge upon charge, they hope to damage DeLay's reputation and make him a liability.

One can consider DeLay's closeness to lobbyists unseemly, as I am inclined to do. But what is sauce for the goose ought also to be sauce for the gander. If it is wrong for DeLay to hire family members to work on his campaign, then it is wrong for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., to do so. If it is all right for Pelosi to take trips funded by private groups, then it is all right for DeLay to do so.

Journalists know full well that these activities are commonplace, but they make it seem as if only DeLay were engaging in them. The hypocrisy is breathtaking.
Go get it all...good ammo for slaying hypocritical liberals.

Link via RCP.