Bloggers React to DeLay Indictment
There has been a veritable blogswarm over the DeLay indictment.
From the Left:
Chris Bowers: “The Repulican Noise Machine is going to push the ‘partisan politics’ line on this one hard. I am already seeing people on CNN and MSNBC repeating this “partisan” crap.” Also several jibes about David Dreier being homosexual.
Kevin Drum: ” If Democrats still can’t win in 2006, then we’ve got serious problems.”
Sysiphus Shrugged titles his post “justice DeLayed.” The remainder of the post is less clever.
Mustang Bobby: “Mr. DeLay claims he’s the victim of a political witchhunt. Oh, the irony.” Also some Dreier/gay stuff.
Norbizness: “…David Dreier from California (an odious douchebag himself, but nowhere near DeLay’s concentrated evil) is taking over as Majority Leader. I guess we should get ready for the media circus and the elevation of Ronnie Earle*, Travis County District Attorney, to right-thinking America’s Public Enemy #1. Plus, Earle is easier to pronounce than Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.”
Garance Franke-Ruta: “[I]t’s worth recalling that in the political world, being charged with criminal activity is about as devastating as being convicted of it, regardless of what the eventual outcome of these cases is.”
Jo Fish: “Seems that sooner or later the blatant corruption and malfeasance of the GOoPers will catch up to them. Even Hammer-Boy is not immune to the criminal justice system. ”
From the Right:
Michelle Malkin: “[I]t ain’t good.”
Ian Schwartz: “IÃ¢€™ve never been a huge fan of DeLay. He has been accused several times of abusing his power and misuse of federal agencies. However we shouldnÃ¢€™t pre-judge Rep. DeLay, this is just an indictment not a conviction.”
Ankle Biting Pundits: “In politics, perception is reality, and even if DeLay is cleared eventually the media and the Democrats are going to have a field day. . . .Of course, if DeLay did break the law he should pay the price. ”
Sean Hackbarth: “I wouldn’t mind DeLay riding into the sunset permanently. The GOP doesn’t need a stained leader who’s been admonished by the ethics committee.”
Michael Demmons: “It’s about time.”
Michael Demmons: ” House Gets Its First Gay Majority Leader”
Steven Taylor: “Delay has seemed a bit overly in love with his own power and position and so I am not surprised that something happened that would allow for a indictment.”
Most of the above via Memeorandum. More as I come across them via the Blogroll.
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