I don’t know whether to laugh out loud, cry, or hope that this is true: Tom DeLay may be on the short list for the OMB job vacated by Joshua Bolten.
Yep, you read that correctly. According to UPI:
The White House is looking at a list of cost-cutting candidates to head the Office of Management and Budget, and Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, may be on it.
The former House majority leader, who announced he will resign from Congress and is under a state indictment on political money laundering charges, is listed as a possible replacement for Josh Bolten, the U.S. News and World Report said.
My gut tells me that someone in DeLay’s camp planted this story, but given the Shrub’s odd loyalty-thumb-his-nose-at-critics tendencies, and his inability to fire anyone for incompetence or problem behavior, this has just enough of a ring of crazy truth to be a remote possibility.
And the mind just reels as to how this could be used, over and over, in 2006 campaign commercials, doesn’t it? "DeLay declares there is simply no fat left to cut in the budget." Mwahahahaha. Truly a match made in heaven, isn’t it?
Nothing like the stench of scandal, indictment and corruption being invited in to monitor the way we spend the public’s government money.