|Tom DeLay- Corporate Whore|
New York Times: DeLay bids Congress a torrid goodbye
06/08/2006 @ 9:28 pm
Filed by RAW STORY
The New York Times, calling former Congressman Tom Delay, "defiant to the end," labels his departure from Congress "torrid" and describes it as highly contentious, RAW STORY has learned.
According to the Times, "Democrats resisted a Republican plan to allow him to deliver his valedictory from the House floor. But DeLay crossed them up by submitting his resignation from the Appropriations Committee on the floor, providing an opening for his speech celebrating political discord."
As DeLay spoke in glowing terms of partisan politics as superior to statesmanship and compromise, Republicans applauded but many of the Democrats soon exited, noisily showing their displeasure.
Even those few dozen House Democrats who stayed throughout the speech were not won over. The final verdict of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) on DeLay was "Bitter to the bitter end."