Tuesday, August 19, 2003

On honor and duty…

A man’s first duty is always to himself. I’m always suspicious of people who start invoking the words “honor” and “duty” when it comes to something they don’t like. U.S. Representative Tom Delay, the man most responsible for this whole, distasteful affair, told the press that the Texas 11 were violating their honor and duty by being absent. I learned a long time ago that when I was accusing someone of something and pointing my finger at them, three of my fingers were pointing back at me.

That certainly holds true for Rep. Delay in this case. He may not have done anything illegal, but nearly everything he’s done in this affair has been questionable.

I don’t remember seeing state redistricting as a duty on any U.S. Congressman’s job description.