I'm really confused because the Republicans told me that Democrats were the ones who were so-called "flip floppers" or whatever their lingo is these days. But it seems like Tom DeLay keeps changing his mind. I thought a true Republican wouldn't do that. On Wednesday you still believe what you did on Monday no matter what happens on Tuesday. (Thanks Stephen Colbert) That's what our fabulous W does. But not ole Tommy. First he wanted to be re-elected so he ran in the primary and won. Then he resigned from the House and claimed to move to Virginia (flip-flop). He still has his house in Sugar Land and his wife lives there. Hmmm, does he live in Virginia or Texas? When the judge tells him he can't be removed from the ballot, he says he thinks he may run for his old seat (flip-flop). So he lives in Texas now, right? Wrong because he appealed the original decision (flip-flop). Got it so far?
The three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit upheld the original ruling. Does this means the Republicans are done with Tommy because the 5th Circuit is a lot like the Legion of Doom (a.k.a The Texas Supreme Court). In other words, the 5th Circuit is usually manipulated by the puppet strings better known as the Grand Old Party. So, what will Tommy's next move be? Will he appeal to the full 5th Circuit (maybe it was a case of bad/liberal judges) or to the Supreme Court? Your guess is as good as mine. But even if he doesn't appeal, we can still look forward to his trial for money laundering and conspiracy charges related to corporate cash during 2002 legislative races. What fun!