December 25, 2006

I think my irony meter redlined on that one.

tom_delay_mugshot.jpg Raw Story:

In a Christmas Eve column for the Chicago Sun-Times, conservative columnist Robert Novak claims he has heard of potential resignations of board members at the American Conservative Union, should former GOP Texas Congressman Tom DeLay, who was indicted on state campaign finance charges, be hired as a lobbyist for the organization.

Ex-Rep. DeLay told the The New York Times just last week that he would be announcing some new "career moves" soon, but said that the "one career that he was not considering" would be lobbying.

[..]But opposition from conservatives may put a crimp into DeLay's latest, alleged "career move" plans.

"Although DeLay is highly regarded among conservatives in the face of his prosecution by a Democratic district attorney in Austin, such support is not universal," Novak writes. "At least two of the group's board members have threatened to resign if the deal with DeLay is consummated."

According to the ACU website, "The American Conservative Union is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative lobbying organization."
The group is most known for its annual "Rating of Congress," which measures each Congressional member on a scale of 0 to 100, based on their "adherence to conservative principles." DeLay received an 88 score in 2005, down from a perfect 100 rating in 2004. Read full article here

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