the bug man goeth

I feel stupid, but it hadn’t even occurred to me that Tom DeLay, as sleezy, greedy and unethical as he is, might have kept from resigning just long enough to fill his corporate coffers one last time. Here’s the quote from Crooks and Liars:

One side note to the Tom DeLay resignation story that didn’t get much attention last week was the fact that DeLay was poised to step down for quite a while, but had to pretend to be interested in keeping his seat, in part for financial reasons.

And The Washington Post has this to say:

An additional impetus for putting off the resignation until now was suggested by John Feehery, a former aide to DeLay and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). “He needed to raise money for the defense fund. That was the bottom line,” Feehery said. “He wanted to make sure he could take care of himself in the court of law.”

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  1. Ted Glass
    Posted April 12, 2006 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I prefer my exterminators like William S. Burroughs.

  2. chris
    Posted April 12, 2006 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    That DeLay felt that he could get away with as much as he did suggests that he too was snorting his pesticide. In fact, so much so, that he found himself quite at home with the cockroaches of his party.

  3. mark
    Posted April 12, 2006 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Are there any other famous exterminators, or they the only two?

    If only Burroughs was still alive… I have this great idea for a new reality TV program starring him and Tom DeLay.

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