Yes, Tom DeLay has exited. As he said, ‘stage right.’ As in ‘conservative?’ Yes. As in, correct? No, I think. Like Richard Nixon, the appearance of honor in the face of retreat is no different. He may wave the peace sign, may declare his innocence, but just because he’s left on his own power doesn’t mean the handcuffs and ignominities of a body cavity search are not far behind.
He has shown us the depths to which politicians will sink to delieve the depravity of peer pressure. And his eventual contributions to the underpaid prison labor of our Great State of Texas will bear the final truth to his mealymouthed exhortations of honesty in the face of Truth.