you know, the good thing about america is that politicians who get too greedy generally get their due. the problem is that this is often too late. in this case delay got smacked down, but he had already helped the republicans take five seats from the democrats. the film covers his rise and fall in national and state politics. by now you probably know of the redistricting plan which led to texas dems leaving the state. the film covers that as well as his indictment, the fall of those around him, and the organization of his trm pac. i hate this guy.
the film made me think of the bumper sticker that reads: “clean up congress without DeLay.” the texas district attorney, ronnie earle, was the hero of the film. some ronnie earle quips: “we have not set out to get rid of anyone, tom delay or dr. no.” “being called partisan and vindictive by tom delay is like being called ugly by a frog.” “it’s not about democrats and republicans, it’s about cops and robbers.”