Fox News again took its audience for total idiots today (August 30, 2007) when it asked Tom DeLay to come on to talk about how “Republicans act swiftly, unlike Democrats” when it comes to dealing with scandal.
(Read more about it courtesy of NewsHounds.)
Are the people at F__ N___ C______ (substitute your own favorite name for them) so clueless that they don’t even have a dictionary nearby? They invited Tom DeLay to talk about things like “character”. Character? Do they understand how that term is supposed to be used, when not talking about a complete charicature of a person (such as, oh, I don’t know, Tom DeLay)? And where on Earth did they ever get the idea that today’s Republican Party understands what true “character” is. There are very few Republicans of which you could say, “He has character.” There are plenty, it seems, about whom you could say, “This guy’s a character.”
DeLay — one of the seediest and shadiest guys to ever walk the halls of congress — proceeded to talk character, saying that, “The character of a party is how you handle this.” He said he doesn’t have all the facts about Craig and wouldn’t comment on whether he should resign but, “In the big picture, Neil, the Republican party takes care of situations like this.”
And how long did it take you to finally resign after you got caught illegally funneling corporate money to state races in Texas, Mr. “DeLay”? Character, my ass.