The Bugman is self-exterminating.

From the Associated Press via Yahoo!News: DeLay Announces Resignation From House

WASHINGTON - Succumbing to scandal, former Majority Leader
Tom DeLay said Tuesday he will resign from Congress in the face of a tough re-election race, closing out a career that blended unflinching conservatism with a bare-knuckled political style.

Translation: A career that blended outright Republican lies with massive corruption.

"I have no fear whatsoever about any investigation into me or my personal or professional activities," DeLay said in a statement to constituents. At the same time, he said, "I refuse to allow liberal Democrats an opportunity to steal this seat with a negative, personal campaign."

In other words, you want another of your and Bush's cronies to control the government so you might get a pardon and get more under-the-table money, you corrupt bastard.

He said the voters of his Houston-area district "deserve a campaign about the vital national issues that they care most about ... and not a campaign focused solely as a referendum on me."

Except it's coming to light that the Republican party is FULL of people like you, you piece of garbage. The voters don't want that, and you know it. That's why you and your money-grubber buddies are going to try and distract people from the issues - or just plain steal the election like your master Bush did in Florida in 2000.

"I wish him all the best," Bush told reporters during a brief White House session, adding, "It had to have been a very difficult decision for someone who loved representing his district in the state of Texas."

Translation: I'm losin' a good crony who liked stealing money from the taxpayers.

Bush said the Republican Party won't suffer from DeLay's decision to resign from Congress. "My own judgment is that our party will continue to succeed because we are the party of ideas."

Oh, God, not that lie again. Here's a hint: I've already told you you're NOT the "party of ideas", you lying bastard, since all you can do is tell us why our ideas aren't feasible (which is always a lie, too).

And really, the only "idea" you far-right assholes ever have is the "idea" to screw over the lower and middle classes so you can get more money.

DeLay portrayed his decision to resign as a fatal blow for the fortunes of his opponent, Democrat Nick Lampson, who has garnered national attention — and financial support.

"As difficult as this decision has been for me, it's not going to be a great day for liberal Democrats, either," DeLay said. "My loyalty to the Republican Party, indeed my love for the Republican Party, has played no small part in this decision."

What an idiot. You honestly think the crony who replaces you is going to succeed? Nobody wants your lies anymore, and the voters are showing that. Nobody with their head somewhere other than their rectum trusts the right wing anymore, because they're shown themselves to be corrupt, lying, murderous, shiftless, and greedy.

DeLay was the driving force behind President Clinton's impeachment in 1999, weeks after Republicans lost seats at the polls in a campaign in which they tried to make an issue of Clinton's personal behavior.

Shows what kind of guy DeLay is. When you lose fairly, you throw a tantrum and try to take everyone else down with you. And we're the whiners? Bullshit!

Don't let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you, Tom - or, rather, let it, after they fit the door with a covering of cacti.