Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tom DeLay Has Apparently Lost His Mind

I have been none too kind to Mr. DeLay in the past, primarily because I think he is the wrost type of politician, one who cares primarily about personal power and little about the country as a whole. But this story from today's Washington Times has made me reassess my opinion of him.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory," and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.
Mr. DeLay was defending Republicans' choice to borrow money and add to this year's expected $331 billion deficit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Some Republicans have said Congress should make cuts in other areas, but Mr. DeLay said that doesn't seem possible.
"My answer to those that want to offset the spending is sure, bring me the offsets, I'll be glad to do it. But nobody has been able to come up with any yet," the Texas Republican told reporters at his weekly briefing.
Asked if that meant the government was running at peak efficiency, Mr. DeLay said, "Yes, after 11 years of Republican majority we've pared it down pretty good."

Apparently I was wrong, he's not power hungry, he's delusional. This is, of course, a serious mental health condition that should not be joked about.