Sunday, April 09, 2006

Republicans: It's Always Someone Else's Fault

We all knew this would happen. It's amazing how quickly Republicans get the spin machine going. Tom DeLay has an ex-staffer now saying that everything that happened was the fault of Scanlon, Rudy and Buckham. They are referred to as the "rogue" staffers.

Oh Please. On the one hand we are supposed to believe that DeLay was a brilliant legislator and on the other hand we are supposed to believe he was oblivious to the workings of three of his top staffers? Not going to happen - at least not for those of us with functioning brains. You can't be brilliant and a moron at the same time. You are either one or the other.

Tom DeLay not only knew that these staffers were doing things they shouldn't - even if he didn't know every little detail - he approved of the results. At some point Republicans must grasp this concept of taking responsibility. Tom DeLay is ultimately responsible for what his staffers were doing in his name. Case closed.

Update: Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo does advise reading the article. I do agree with him there. He seems to think that Feehery is a little more clear about Tom DeLay gravitating toward the corrupt staffers than I do. I think DeLay not only gravitated to them, he intentionally used them as a buffer. He could always claim they were working on their own and that their corruption is not his own. It is a typical Republican stunt that has been used to the point that it is getting stale, very stale.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Tom DeLay. Led astray by wicked and bad staffers. Just like the top management at Enron.

You know, I can't believe the Post actually printed that crap.

9:46 AM, April 09, 2006  
Blogger B. Muse said...

They've been printing that crap for a while now. I always read their articles with a huge dose of doubt and try to double and triple- check what they say before I reprint it as fact.

9:57 AM, April 09, 2006  

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