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May 02, 2005

The Demise of Tom DeLay

Marbo, from the Carpetbagger, ponders the fate of Tom DeLay:

Scandal-plagued political figures often reach a point where they become liabilities. When this happens, a highly placed party official usually arranges for an underling to send the beleaguered person packing.


If the GOP power structure decides it’s time for DeLay to resign so he can spend more time with his family, the usual mid-level functionary could be sent forth — perhaps a four-term congressman or an undersecretary of something or another.

So, who is going to take down DeLay? Here's some of Marbo's suggestions:

Character: Frankenstein’s monster (the one from the movies, not the urbane fellow from the novel)

Pros: A commanding presence. Large, square, green head and neck bolts add a certain undeniable gravitas to any situation; he simply cannot be ignored

Cons: Limited language skills could make it difficult for him to get the message across (”Fire bad! Influence peddling too! Urrrrr. Urrrrr!”); meeting with DeLay could be interrupted by angry villagers carrying pitchforks and torches

Characters: Scooby Doo and the gang at Mystery, Inc.

Pros: As DeLay is led away, we get the satisfaction of hearing him snap, “I’d have pulled it off too — if it wasn’t for you kids!”

Cons: Like, DeLay could easily distract Scooby and Shaggy with a triple-decker pizza and run off, leading to a wacky chase scene over crudely animated backgrounds. Zoinks!

Go read the whole thing, and the comment too! Good stuff!