Like all con men, Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) can’t stop trying to con his way to freedom. He talks out of one side of his mouth claiming to want a quick trial to “clear” himself while seeking a quick decision on his motions to throw the case out of court.
It’s often noted that politicians hate to admit mistakes. In particular, presidents seem to find it almost impossible to do so, perhaps because admitting error seems to undermine the legitimacy of the enormous power they wield.
Four days after she nearly caused a brawl on the House floor, a freshman Republican lawmaker said Tuesday she never meant to personally attack a Democratic colleague, who is a decorated former Marine, or suggest he was a coward.