Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Tom DeLay is outta there...

The Republican Speaker of the House has been forced to step down in shame after being indicted on felony charges of conspiracy... and it looks like they've got him nailed, too.

DeLay, once again is facing accusations of gross corruption, is claiming that the accusations against him are a partisan witchhunt, but that just doesn't wash. District Attorney Ronnie Earle is a boy scout perhaps, but given the level of corruption in our government, we could use more boy scouts.

...and speaking of boy scouts, I applaud the enlightened decision of the Republican leadership to name gay U.S. Representative David Dreier as DeLay's replacement.

Dreier, who has been sharing the same residence for well over a decade with his Chief-of-Staff Brad Smith, and who was previously outed by a prominent gay Republican blogger, still hasn't publically admitted his homosexuality, but everyone in town apparently knows it anyway. Although he previously denied he was a homosexual while still a junior congresssman, when asked in a recent interview during the Republican National Convention whether he was a homosexual, Dreier, to his credit, refused to deny it.

While I'm sure many would wish that Dreier, as a gay-yet-closeted Republican, would take a less hypocritical stand on the issues, we can at least be proud that he is yet another gay male to rise to the heights of power in the Republican Party, even if he and the rest of the Republican Party aren't quite as proud of that fact as the rest of us are.

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