Republicans Beg For Bribes, Country Not Surprised
Now that House Majority leader Tom DeLay is l'etat, I suppose the ancient rules regarding political bribery are beneath him. But not, apparently, begging for them
, as did his colleagues Rep. Joe Barton (Tex.), Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (La.) and Sen. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.), basically Westar Energy Inc.'s now-leaked plan exchanging $56,000 in campaign contributions to the campaign committees of these and other Republicans for a "seat at the table" for the White House energy plan, no doubt allowed to come out over the weekend so it can be forgotten by Monday.
So the question is: since contributions for years have been regarded as virtual bribery, hell, why not allow the real thing? That certainly seems to be DeLay's attitude. Oh, those pious, moral leaders of our great nation. Something to be proud of. Something to die for. Right?