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Tom Delay does not know his place, civically speaking.

Reported by Chrish - April 10, 2005

The Hammer only warranted thirty seconds on "The Grapevine" segment of Special Report Friday 4/8/05. Jim Angle read that "House Majority Leader Tom Delay is once again lashing out at federal judges telling conservative religious activists that the judiciary has run amok and that Congress should re-assert its Constitutional authority over the courts."

Appearing via videotape from the Vatican DeLay told a conference that the judiciary has overstepped its authority on countless occassions, ignoring what he called the legitimate will of the people.

Meanwhile, asked about recent criticism of judges by congessional leaders Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told a crowd (at a college)...that tension has historically existed between Congress and the courts. I hope we see an end to this, she said, but predicted it won't happen anytime soon.

Comment: This snippet gave the viewer the impression that DeLay's assault on the Constitutional separation of powers (and his appalling ignorance of the structure and purpose of our government) is just more of the same, nothing to sit up and pay attention to. Its brevity and placement in the Grapevine segment lends it a gossipy feel and the lack of accuracy in DeLay's assertion goes completely unremarked.

I can't overlook the obvious pandering of the ethically challenged DeLay, speaking from the holy home of a world religious leader to excite the religiously exciteable.

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