Wednesday, November 17, 2004

LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE

I once voted for a man under indictment. His name was Dan Rostenkowski, and he was a great Congressman because he brought the bacon back to Illinois. I understand that in the world of Chicago politics, indictments are simply part of the game. Chicago politicians don't generally (successfully) run on morals platforms.

The GOP ran on just such a platform nationally. That's fine. They can make their bed any way they choose. I think lots of us just expect them to lie in it. That's why news that, "House Republicans approved a party rules change Wednesday that could allow Majority leader Tom DeLay to retain his leadership post if he is indicted by a Texas grand jury on state political corruption charges" is galling. If the GOP can't rely on a Texas Grand Jury, maybe they need to start actually acting like the men they hold themselves out to be when they campaign.

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