"I Say We... Nuke DeLay from Orbit"
Michael Crowley has a good bit for The New Republic Online on Tom DeLay's departure:
[N]o one ever called the Hammer self-aware. It's the same thing when he says his liberal enemies respect no bounds (see Texas redistricting), that they specialize in personal attacks (see impeachment), or that they're a bunch of pampered elites (see his personal butler). He truly is a fascinating specimen. Indeed, I'm reminded of a great scene from the movie Alien, wherein an android scientist warns the humans about their fate.This led to the following wonderful comment from a reader:ASH: You still don't know what you're dealing with do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.Much as Ash admired the alien, on some level you have to admire Tom DeLay. He really will be missed.
LAMBERT: You admire it.
ASH: I admire its purity, its sense of survival; unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
And much like the captain in Aliens, I say we dust off and nuke DeLay from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.