The following post from The Carpetbagger Report caught my eye, which then rolled at the content:
Earlier this year, [DeLay] published a memoir called â€œNo Retreat, No Surrenderâ€? â€¦ in which he claimed that as a young congressman he would on occasion drink ten to twelve Martinis at a time. In this period, he earned the nickname Hot Tub Tom. Then he found Jesus and, he said, stopped sinning. In the book, he freely confesses to committing adultery. â€œI had put my needs first,â€? he told me. â€œI was on the throne, not God. I had pushed God from His throne.â€? [â€¦]
DeLay says that when, in the coming years, he is not fighting the indictment in Texas (he insists that he is not guilty) he will be building a conservative grass-roots equivalent of MoveOn.org. â€œGod has spoken to me,â€? he said. â€œI listen to God, and what Iâ€™ve heard is that Iâ€™m supposed to devote myself to rebuilding the conservative base of the Republican Party, and I think we shouldnâ€™t be underestimated.â€?
Well, heâ€™s quite the modern-day Noah, isnâ€™t he? An omnipotent God is not only concerned about the future of the Republican Party, Heâ€™s specifically worried about the right-wing base of the Republican Party. And this same God is not only interested in the base, but He specifically wants a corrupt exterminator to lead the way in building a rejuvenated far-right movement.
And we know all of this to be true because Tom DeLay received a message directly from God, who told him to take on these challenges.
Remember, when you talk to God, itâ€™s prayer. When God talks to you, itâ€™s schizophrenia. [full text]
Actually, to be more precise, it’s indicative of psychosis, which can be brought upon by any number of conditions, not the least of which is schizophrenia. With DeLay, though, given his disturbed history, I would tend to suspect an acute case of pathological narcissism. In any regard, if God were truly to deign to have a chat with ol’ Tom, I suspect He would (1) politely suggest that the ex-Majority Leader shut his piehole and (2) smite him with a thunderbolt. Anyway, that would be my recommendation.