Contained within a long WaPo piece on the process to choose DeLay’s successor (which, much to the chagrin of John Aravosis, had little to do with HAIRY MAN COCK and lots to do with the candidate’s conservative credentials) was this nugget that just left me aghast:
Some lawmakers, such as Zach Wamp (Tenn.) challenged Republican leaders to set a date for formal leadership elections instead of allowing party bosses to impose their choices. At the same time, conservatives such as Steve Buyer (Ind.) rose to say Republicans should have allowed DeLay to remain majority leader even with an indictment. Earlier this year, under pressure from Democrats and a few in his own party, Hastert reversed a rule designed expressly for DeLay that would have allowed indicted leaders to retain their positions.
Rep. Tom Feeney (Fla.) said afterward that the rules change “was like waving a red flag to Ronnie Earle,” the Texas prosecutor who pushed for DeLay’s indictment. Feeney said some conservatives may push for still another reversal, allowing DeLay to return even before his legal problems are resolved.
We are officially dealing with crazy people. I don’t care what you think about Ronnie Earle- I have my opinions. I don’t care what you think about the validity of the indictment. I don’t care if you think DeLay will be acquitted.
If you can not figure out why he should step aside from his leadership position, you are a crazy person.