Monday, March 28, 2005

WSJ Gives DeLay the Boot

I was shocked as I groggily read this morning's WSJ editorial page, part of my daily burden. It started off as a standard defense of Tom DeLay, blasting the prosecutor as a partisan Democrat, and generally criticizing anyone who thinks there's something to it. But, then, suddenly it veered away from Wingnuttia and into the reality-based community and concluded with this paragraph:

Whether Mr. DeLay violated the small print of House Ethics or campaign-finance rules is thus largely beside the point. His real fault lies in betraying the broader set of principles that brought him into office, and which, if he continues as before, sooner or later will sweep him out.