Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Remember Tom Delay

By Lew  Rockwell

Neocon Tom DeLay, a fixer and power-mad Republican pol, has been convicted for breaking some government edict. I am not for him going to a government jail, and costing the taxpayers even more, but I do remember his congressional website, which featured the flapping flag of a foreign government. I remember his threats and bribes and other corrupt maneuvers to get through the vast Bush payoff to big pharma, the medicare drug benefit, and many other State-enhancing, big-business subsidizing items. I remember his chickenhawk warmongering, and all the Iraqi innocents he helped kill. And I remember his hatred for Ron Paul, his targeting of him in the House, his attempt to redistrict him out of office, his constant harassment. Tom DeLay was an important Republican leader, and an envious, religious-right crook. I’d take pleasure in his comeuppance, except that his replacements are no better, may be worse, but are seen as good guys. Open criminals are always better than covert ones.

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. is a  former editorial assistant to Ludwig von Mises and congressional chief of staff to Ron Paul, is founder and chairman of the Mises Institute, executor for the estate of Murray N. Rothbard, and editor of See his books.

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