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Friday, July 29, 2005

DeLay: off the front pages, but still plenty evil

From Salon (haven't swiped much from them lately):

As we noted in War Room, Rep. Henry Waxman had some pretty strong words regarding the energy bill that sailed through the House yesterday. "This bill is simply a failure," Waxman said. "It's a huge waste of money."

Apparently he was just getting started. Today, Waxman went after House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, accusing him of sneaking in a $1.5 billion fund for oil and natural gas drilling -- after bill negotiations had ceased.

According to a Reuters report, Waxman said that DeLay's measure would effectively direct the Energy Department to "contract with a corporation that is constructed as a consortium." The "consortium" in question happens to be based in Sugar Land -- DeLay's home district. As if the House Majority Leader's alleged cronyism wasn't enough, one of the members of this consortium happens to be, you guessed it, Halliburton.