The beginning of the end for Tom DeLay?

Sign #1:
Cheney said he backed efforts to help save Terri Schiavo’s life, but strongly disagreed with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who wants retribution against judges who blocked restoration of her feeding tube.

“I don’t think that’s appropriate . . . There’s a reason why judges get lifetime appointments.”
When the satanic cyborg known as Dick Cheney utters the words “I don’t think that’s appropriate” about the behavior of someone in his own party, you know that particular someone has seriously pushed the envelope further than anyone previously thought it would stretch.

Sign #2:
Even back in Sugarland, Texas, Tom DeLay’s conduct in the Terri Schiavo case isn’t going over well. The Houston Chronicle reports this morning on a poll the paper conducted in DeLay’s congressional district:

[N]early 69 percent of people in the poll, including substantial majorities of Democrats and Republicans, said they opposed the government’s intervention in the longstanding [Schiavo] family battle. Respondents in the Chronicle survey also were critical of DeLay’s individual role. Nearly 58 percent disapproved of his decision to get Congress involved.

Many of DeLay’s constituents believe his involvement in the case was a political ploy:

Republican Barbara Sanderson, 64, of Pecan Grove, said the affair contributed to her opinion of DeLay sinking from “very, very, very favorable” to something considerably less rosy. “I think that it was a high-profile political ploy used by a lot of people, and I hate to see our president get involved,” she said. “It’s embarrassing.” DeLay argued that his morals guided him in the case of Schiavo, who died Thursday. But nearly half of those polled said he intervened in the case for political gain.
Add to Darth Cheney’s reaction the fact that the idiots who voted the sickening heap of human garbage Tom DeLay into office are now souring on him, and what you get (one fervently hopes) is the makings of the end of this bloated scumbag.

The only thing I worry about is whether DeLay’s inevitable implosion will either serve as a red herring to distract from Frist pushing through the nuclear option, or a scapegoat for the radical agenda the entire GOP has been complicit in advancing. Well, we’ll just have to keep our eyes on the ball, as the MSM can, of course, not be trusted to do so anymore.

Come on, Shakers—you know the song by now…sing along!

Oh, how I look forward to the beautiful day,
That marks the end of his powerful sway,
When he’s found guilty as charged and taken away,
And the House can commence without further DeLay…

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