congressman oedipus murders father

In 1988, shortly after his private tram jumped its track in Texas, Tom DeLay’s father was pronounced brain-dead. Then, 27 days later, his family decided to pull the plug. (Actually, they refused to initiate dialysis, but it amounted to the same thing.) Fortunately for the DeLay family, there wasn’t a self-serving, grandstanding U.S. congressman there to criticize their decision and call them murderers.

I can’t find the link now, but somewhere on-line there’s an audio file of DeLay addressing the Family Research Council last week. During the speech, which veered off into the realm of the paranoid at times (as he described the perceived conspiracy against him), he said, “One thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo to elevate the visibility of what’s going on in America.” That’s right — God brought Terri to them, like some kind of gift, to illustrate just how evil the left can be… And I’m sure it’s a comfort to her family to know that God has kept her a vegetable for these past fifteen years in order to make a point about DeLay’s adversaries.

And, in case the narcissism and the hypocrisy weren’t enough to make you question the character of Tom DeLay, the folks at Common Cause have been collecting evidence of his illegal activities.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted March 27, 2005 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    “Charles and his brother, Jerry DeLay, two avid tinkerers, had just finished work on a new backyard tram

  2. mark
    Posted March 28, 2005 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I’m just happy that his father got to die with dignity.

  3. Jim
    Posted March 28, 2005 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    The DeLay FRC address–transcript and mp3–are available at:
    http://thinkprogress.org/index.php?p=503

    If you like your gall unmitigated, I highly recommend the LA Times article, which also tells how the DeLays successfully sued the manufacturers of the coupling that allegedly caused the crash of the ‘tram.’

  4. Posted March 28, 2005 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    This Post IS About Terry Schiavo
    I suppose lots of people are hypocrites on one level or another but Tom Delay really takes the cake. And DeLay is among the strongest advocates of keeping the woman, who doctors say has been in a persistent vegetative state…

  5. mark
    Posted March 28, 2005 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Somehow I missed that lawsuit part when I first read through the article, Jim. (Fucking hillarious in light of their push against trial lawyers, etc.) Thanks for pointing it out, and thanks also for the link to the surreptitiously taped DeLay speech

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