Talk about funny? I watch the Situation Room with Wolfe Blitzer every day on CNN. Yesterday. The Hammer, Tom Delay, was escorted to Wolfe's table by an intern. Blitzer had already teased the audience about who was going to be there, so we were ready.
Now, remember, this is the Tom Delay that my brother assured me on a stack of Bibles, 6 foot high, would be back in Congress and would be found not guilty of anything. Whoops! Yet another gross mistake by my, one standard deviation below the norm brother, who is a right wing Republican. Both Tom and Wolfe sat at the same table across from each other.
Certainly, Delay was NOT the wheeling, dealing strong arm, who controlled The House with an iron fist, ...er, a hammer. The man has genuinely been humbled. His voice was anything but emphatic. No whimpers, but some, ... no, ... a lot of fear.
Delay discussed with Blitzer the politicians in the Republican Party who have thrown their hats onto the multiplying rabbits, to RUN for the presidency. He assured Wolfe that he could vote for no one who was pro-choice. Delay just couldn't do that, so that narrows the field considerably in his choices for the presidency.
Wolfe asked him questions about the make-up of The House and The Senate as it now stands, and Delay did a good job of handling it. Wolfe is the consummate, 2 day beard-stubled professional. No trick questions. No Bill "Orally" buffoon. Short questions and listening is what Wolfe did. So, ... how did it go. Well, ... I will tell you.
Delay was at ease. He is no longer the hammer, that he once was. He has been, born-again, humbled; but. ... running scared. Can you believe it? The Hammer is now a rubber hammer. Got any rubber nails? And why? What has changed him from being Saul on the Road to Damascus, to Paul, a man who had lost his will to kill Christians and became devoted to the "turn your other cheek" Apostle of God?
Well, the cause of Delay's "FEAR OF THE LORD" attitude is none other than Hillary Clinton. Can you believe that?
If you have watched The Situation Room, Wolfe and Jack, if anything, are extremely open minded about Hillary, and Jack is a "spit in the face," Bush administration liberal. They certainly do not tremble in their bones when the "H" word comes up. But Delay does. The last election slammed Delay up against the wall and gave him a bad case of whip lash, and, "The Democrats can do it again, if Hillary is chosen to run for the presidency on the Democratic ticket." Why does Hillary scare the "devil" out of Delay?
"Because they can do it again. The Democratic Party has gotten it together, and the Clintons have a network and means which WILL win her the presidency." Just the mere thought of "President Hillary Clinton," gives Delay excess stomach acid. While on the program he spilled his guts out on why Hillary would be the worst woman choice for presidency. He mentioned other women who he would love to see run. But not Hillary, "Because she could win." A pro choice president. Horrors of horrors!! (Even a homeless person would trump's Bush's administration.)
I received in the mail, yesterday, "... one HELL of an offer," to become a subscriber to "Free Inquiry," a voice for the "evil-doers" who call themselves, "Secular Humanists." I figure I got the feeler because I take "The Nation." Great offer. 3 years for 55 dollars. Now believe me, if I take up their offer, I would become not just the black sheep in the family, but a black sheep with fangs - the very embodiment of the devil himself. It's okay for them to join the John Birch Society and be a Republican, but if one of the kin was a Democrat, then, brothers and sisters, I am a sinner. Not sure about the "blasphemy of The Holy Spirit," but pretty darn close. Hmm, I might become a card-carrying member, a Secular Humanist, if I send them the money.
From the "free inquiry" letter. "You and I are currently under an attempted psychological siege by fundamentalist religious control fanatics. The world is under assault today - more than at any time in the last 70 years - by religious extremists who invoke their particular notion of God to try controlling how we think, what we read, what our kids are taught in every class from civics to science, how we vote, and even when and with whom our nation goes to war." Are they right?
You bet they are. Where did the order for Bush to invade Iraq come from? Not his father, ... just another Father well above his own. You see, God is our co-pilot, even though we have lost 7 helicopters in the last 9 days and more than a dozen men. What's going on here? I thought God was our co-pilot; as well as Tony Dungee and the Indianapolis Colts!! But ... see, God is also on the Islamic radical side, too.
Their God says it's okay to hide weapons in mosques and schools or blow themselves up in a packed market place. God has also taught them how to build IEDs, and the Islamic fighters are putting out shape charges in twice the number they had been putting out a few months ago. Do we hear that on FOX or our standard news casts?
Delay sees nothing wrong in sacrificing our young troops to the horrors of Baghdad. Death is honorable. No hands and no feet means lots of money for the prosthetic appendages business. And all of this sanctioned from Bush's Father above.
Well, congratulations, Democrats, we have humbled Tom Delay and have made him, wet-his-pants scared. We also have my brother eating crow. Keep up the good work and force Delay to wear "Depends, and carry a BB gun" from now until 2008.