Josh Marshall breaks it down for us:
As DeLay’s lawyer Richard Cullen told a conference call
of reporters today, “Tom DeLay was [not] aware of the wrongs that Mr.
Rudy was committing. As long as people are telling the truth, Mr. DeLay
has no fear about this investigation.”
So run down the list.
Key DeLay-wired lobbyist Jack Abramoff — convicted felon.
Michael Scanlon, former DeLay aide and spokesman — convicted felon.
Tony Rudy, former DeLay deputy chief of staff — convicted felon.
Ed Buckham, former DeLay Chief of Staff and pastor — implicated in Rudy’s plea, up front costs for lobby shop funded by Abramoff clients, helped funnel Russian oil-KGB money to DeLay, Inc.
Spokesman, Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff. A few aides here
and a few aides there, and pretty soon you’ve got a whole org chart.
When you put it all in perspective and stop seeing through the
distorted prism of the liberal media, you start to understand DeLay was
a veritable Gandhi-with-the-virgins or the one good man in Sodom when it came to ethics.
Now, I was raised a Christian and I did absorb a lot of the ‘message’. One thing that really struck home with me was the fact that Jesus was a critic of hyposcisy. For example:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
So, I wonder what Jesus would make of this?
Embattled U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay was warmly welcomed by conservative Christians at a conference in Washington.
While he didn’t talk about his upcoming trial on money-laundering charges, the former House majority leader did say that the enemies of virtue are on the march.
America today is “a society that abides abortion on demand, has killed millions of innocent children, degrades the institution of marriage, and often treats Christianity like some second-rate superstition,” DeLay said.
The Rev. Rick Scarborough, who organized the conference, said he believes that God appointed Tom DeLay “to represent righteousness in government.” He told the congressman to remember that “God always does his best work right after a crucifixion.”
I have to agree with Frederick from Hannah & Her Sisters.
If Jesus came back and saw what’s going on in His name, He’d never stop throwing up.