The House ethics committee admonished Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) last night for offering a political favor to a Michigan lawmaker in exchange for the member's vote on last year's hard-fought Medicare prescription drug bill.
After a six-month investigation,(my emphasis) the committee concluded that DeLay had told Rep. Nick Smith (R-Mich.) he would endorse the congressional bid of Smith's son if the congressman gave GOP leaders a much-needed vote in a contentious pre-dawn roll call on Nov. 22.
They must have spent the six months kissing DeLay's ass and apologizing to him in advance.
The ethics panel, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, said it would take no further action in the case.
"My, my, what teensy little balls you have, grandma!"
"The better not to rock the boat, Little Red Riding Hood. Now be a good citizen and go play."