Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Hammer's Last Scam Backfires

Tom Delay won the Republican Primary for his congressional district and then dropped out of the race a month later as the lobbyist scandal tainting the GOP began to explode. It's widely believed he never intended to run, knowing he couldn't win as the charges piled up, but wanted the local GOP to be able to hand-pick his successor without any of the messy democracy of a primary. However they may have been too clever for their own good.

It seems this last piece of cynical manipulation has turned around and bitten them on the ass, as a Federal Judge just ruled that Delay cannot be replaced on the ballot now that the Primary is over - which effectively hands the seat to the Democrats.

Live by the perversion of democracy, die by the perversion of democracy.

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