An additional impetus for putting off the resignation until now was suggested by John Feehery, a former aide to DeLay and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). "He needed to raise money for the defense fund. That was the bottom line," Feehery said. "He wanted to make sure he could take care of himself in the court of law."
In other words, DeLay was raising money from
suckerssupporters under false pretenses. He asked contributors for financial support, telling them that he needed the money to help with his campaign, when in reality, DeLay knew he'd have to resign and he wanted the donations for his legal defense. DeLay's con is legal, but obviously dishonest.
Another lobbyist who gives to Members on both sides of the aisle said, "It's nauseating to think about" his campaign contribution going to fund DeLay's legal team. "I'm realistic about it. He wouldn't resign for no reason," this lobbyist said, noting that the timing of DeLay's departure came awfully close to the announcement of a plea agreement by his former aide Tony Rudy. "That all this money will go to the legal defense fund, it sickens me," he added. "I have to pay for that?"
Apparently so. As K Street lobbyists should realize by now, sometimes, when you lay with dogs, you get fleas.
I'd worry more about the dogs!
So, your dirty money went for something even dirtier than you figured, huh, lobbyists? DeLay conned you, huh, lobbyists? Didn't get your money's worth, huh, lobbyists? Who cares? You got plenty.
Call the Consumer Hotline and bitch, bitches.
Better yet, go fuck yourselves. In a way, you got exactly what was coming to you. You're lucky. If I was in charge, K Street would get an air strike.