Thursday, April 14, 2005

The Bug Man's left wing conspiracy: Delay is still whining and another voice from the right wing says "stop."

Would you like some cheese with your whine?

On Tuesday, The Bug Man had lunch with Senate Republicans, where (as reported by the Washington Post) he 1) asked for their support, and 2) "told the senators that, if asked about his predicament, they should blame Democrats and their lack of an agenda."

I find it interesting that DeLay went to the Senate to make these pleas. The Senate has no direct role to play in The Bug Man's future in the House. If DeLay loses his position as Majority Leader, it will be only because the Republicans in the House will remove him. The House Republicans have at times been in open conflict with the Senate, so I do not think that the GOP caucus in the House needs any support from the Senate--unless DeLay does not have complete control over the House caucus.

In any event, here is another example of The Bug Man insisting that he is an undeserving target of a vast left wing conspiracy instead of explaining his questionable activities.

Newt Gingrich tells The Bug Man to quit whining.

Yesterday, the AP published a report in which Newt Gingrich basically said "quit whining and explain yourself."
There was fresh criticism Tuesday of embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay from a prominent member of his own party.

In an exclusive interview with CBS News Correspondent Gloria Borger, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said it's time for DeLay to stop blaming a left-wing conspiracy for his ethics controversy and to lay out his case for the American people to judge.

"I don’t want to prejudge him and my hope is that Tom will be able to prove his case," said Gingrich, who engineered the Republican takeover of the House in 1994. "But I think the burden is on him to prove it at this point."

Is he doing that? "I don’t know yet. I think the jury's out," said Gingrich.

"DeLay's problem isn’t with the Democrats; DeLay's problem is with the country," Gingrich continued. "And so DeLay has a challenge: to lay out a case that the country comes to believe, that the country decides is legitimate. If he does that he's fine."
And The Bug Man is showing that that is a mighty big "if."

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