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Monday, December 11, 2006

Tom DeLay's blogroll

I think I'll eventually be able to overcome my disappointment at not being on Tom DeLay's blogroll (hat-tip OTB). Let's see: I learned he had a blogroll at 5:01 pm today. And I now (5:04 pm) seem to be over it. Yup.

As a believer in the two-party system, I've always been appreciative of Mr. DeLay's mostly behind-the-scenes effectiveness in enforcing party discipline. I thought his involvement in the Texas redistricting battles was an example of brutal but long-precedented hardball politics — and ultimately something that was driven by small-d democracy. (Red-state Texas was not going to retain a majority of Democratic Congressmen for much longer whether Tom DeLay had been involved or not.) I don't think he's been a productive public face for the Republican Party, though, nor an appropriately parsimonious steward of the public piggy-bank. We'll see how he turns out as a blogger.

I'm wondering if one or another of his less renowned co-bloggers actually compiled that blogroll, though. Somehow I have a fairly hard time picturing former Congressman DeLay actually reading Frank J at IMAO on a regular basis.

On the other hand — that could explain a lot.

Posted by Beldar at 05:04 PM in Humor, Politics (2006 & earlier), Weblogs | Permalink


Other weblog posts, if any, whose authors have linked to Tom DeLay's blogroll and sent a trackback ping are listed here:

» Tom DeLay, Insurgent Leader? from ElephantBiz

Tracked on Dec 11, 2006 6:53:01 PM


(1) James Joyner made the following comment | Dec 11, 2006 5:14:56 PM | Permalink

Or, frankly, several of us on there given the things we wrote about his tenure in office.

(2) Beldar made the following comment | Dec 11, 2006 5:23:08 PM | Permalink

I'm sure Mickey Kaus is particularly thrilled.

(3) Mark L made the following comment | Dec 11, 2006 6:32:01 PM | Permalink

Well . . .

It may have something to do with your 13 month hiatus. Especially if he started reading blogs in 2006.

Just sayin'

(4) Beldar made the following comment | Dec 11, 2006 6:48:39 PM | Permalink

Could be, Mark. He may have more time to browse the 'net now.

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