DeLay Abandons House Leadership Roll
by Last Night in Little Rock
Embattled Majority Leader [not Whip] on leave Rep. Tom DeLay, while still stoutly maintaining his innocence in his Texas criminal case, early Saturday afternoon abandoned all efforts to retain his House leadership role, according to CNN and NYTimes.com in letters to the Speaker and other Republican House leaders.
This was hardly a magnanimous gesture on DeLay's part: The proverbial handwriting was on the wall.
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