The Fifth Horseman: Hammer In The Slammer and Bad News for Rapture Rick

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Hammer In The Slammer and Bad News for Rapture Rick

Well, you've probably heard by now about the arrest warrant issued for Tom DeLay...and his appearance, for fingerprinting and booking, at a Texas courthouse.

I must say, I'm disappointed in the quality of the mugshot. DeLay doesn't seem all that unhappy, does he? Honestly, he looks like he's posing for high school yearbook photo. And what about the cuffs? Did they even cuff him?

This makes me wonder: would DeLay have been treated differently if he were, shall we say, a disheveled 20-year-old dropout brought in on misdemeanor possession charges? Or a young black man caught loitering on private property? Or a young woman brought in for stealing $10 worth of merchandise from a convenience store?

I mean, this is America. Everyone is equal in the blind eyes of the law, right?

I think we all know the answer to that question.

In other news, it looks like there's more trouble ahead for our nation's Worst Senator, Rapture Rick. From Radar Magazine:
Poor Rick Santorum. A few months ago, he was being hailed by his GOP brethren as a leading White House contender. Now it looks like the gay-bashing golden boy, who is running for a third term in Pennsylvania, may not even make it back to the Senate. According to a poll published yesterday in The Hill, the devoutly Catholic candidate is now trailing Democrat Bob Casey by 16 points. But as Santorum's campaign has lost steam, Capital Hill sources say his support from RNC heavies has also evaporated. The blow-dried bible-thumper, who launched his campaign with a giant war chest, is also being deserted by the party's major moneymen, who are focusing their largesse on more competitive candidates.

"This is how the Republicans operate," sighs a veteran GOP campaign manager close to Santorum. "Even if you agree with their agenda, they'll abandon you if you're behind in the polls and move on to the next-most important race."

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, it looks like Rick Santorum is on his way out.

Good riddance, I say.

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