Friday, June 6, 2008

Annals in Jackassery

Tom DeLay (remember him?) tells talk-radio natterer Mike Gallagher that Barack Obama is a Marxist.

“I have said publicly, and I will again, that unless he proves me wrong, he is a Marxist,” DeLay declared.

Gallagher couldn’t agree more, saying “that’s what he is”:

GALLAGHER: Yeah, that’s, we hear that everyday. Congressman, every day someone will say to me, and I’ve said it, it’s as if this were a guy who’s desperately trying to cover up what seems to be the kind of old school Marxist, radical liberal failed ideology.

DELAY: Absolutely.

GALLAGHER: That’s what he is.

DELAY: No doubt about it.

This is one of those stories that leaves me torn about putting up: I don’t want to give Tom DeLay any more publicity to the indicted money launderer that he deserves, which is none, but then I also want to remind people of just how fortunate we are that the little bugger is out of office and the country is — for now — safe from his machinations. I also can’t resist giving him as much room to make a complete ass of himself by throwing around all those nostalgic Cold War terms that he picked up at his John Birch Society re-enactors meeting.