Thursday, April 14, 2005

Unset Delay?

Yesterday the Times Union wrote an editorial calling for Tom Delay to step down as House Majority Leader and they also called on Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY) to speak up and support this action (don't hold your breath on that one). Now you might wonder what all this nonsense is about and who this cat Delay is? Why are people calling him the "bugman"? I thought his nickname was "the Hammer"? Those sorts of things. I'm sure all those questions will be answered in time. But for now you should see what Delay said in the NY Times today.

"We set the jurisdiction of the courts," Mr. DeLay said. "We set up the courts. We can unset the courts."

Once you get over the shock of having to hear one of the most powerful politicians in the country butcher the English language I'm sure you will agree that the idea of "unsetting the courts" is rather upsetting.

Update: I realized that you are perfectly used to hearing a powerful politician from Texas butcher the English language so that probabably didn't shock you at all.