Damn Their Oily Hides!

Where is Congress when you need them? Not only did they let Republican presidents appoint activist judges, but they let Men in Black* befoul the once-pure river of democracy with such demon seed as the separation of church and state, the right to privacy and judicial review. From an April 13 interview with Tom DeLay in yesterday's Washington Moon:
Mr. Dinan: You've been talking about going after activist judges since at least 1997. The [Terri] Schiavo case gives you a chance to do that, but you've recently said you blame Congress for not being zealous in oversight.

Mr. DeLay:
Not zealous. I blame Congress over the last 50 to 100 years for not standing up and taking its responsibility given to it by the Constitution. The reason the judiciary has been able to impose a separation of church and state that's nowhere in the Constitution is that Congress didn't stop them. The reason we had judicial review is because Congress didn't stop them. The reason we had a right to privacy is because Congress didn't stop them.
When asked about his ethical troubles, DeLay replied that they had "nothing to do with the rumour that the B3 bomber will be implemented ahead of schedule."

*In an earlier version of this post, I accidentally wrote "Congress" when I meant "judiciary."

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