Could it have something to do with the corruption that has surrounded delays reign as leader of the House Republicans? You decide:
The decision came just three days after his former deputy chief of staff, Tony C. Rudy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and corruption charges, telling federal prosecutors of a criminal enterprise being run out of delays leadership offices. Rut's plea agreement did not implicate DeLay in any illegal activities, but by placing the influence-buying efforts of disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff directly in delays operation, the former aide may have made an already difficult reelection bid all but out of reach.DeLay was the head of his party's money operation in the Congress. People like Charles Boustany made their way into the money train thanks to nods, winks and nudges from DeLay, his cronies, and circle of 'contributors.'
Boustany and others can try to spin this any way they want, but the facts remain that they rode to office on a path paved by corrupt money (DeLay's money has, for Boustany, been replaced by money from the new Majority Leader Boehner).
Think about that the next time Charles Boustany tries to say he is not part of the old, corrupt politics of the past. No, he's part of the new corrupt politics of the present that has brought this country to the verge of fiscal bankruptcy while putting the U.S. Military on the verge of collapse in Iraq.
DeLay and his legacies like Boustany have done, in the words of their leader Bush, "a heck of a job!"