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February 17, 2006

Bush Cuts Off Funding for DeLay Pet Project in Proposed Budget

Further proof that Tom DeLay is now persona non grata:

WASHINGTON -- When Tom DeLay was the most powerful man in the House of Representatives, Congress and the president devoted $500 million over 10 years for an oil and gas project lawmakers expected to go to a firm in DeLay's hometown.

But just a month after the embattled former House majority leader announced he would not try to keep his leadership job, the Bush administration cut funding for the project from its 2007 budget, and announced in the fine print of its 1,220-page fiscal blueprint that it would seek legislation to kill the program outright.

A Department of Energy spokesman said the decision this month merely reflects President Bush's desire to weed out ineffective programs. But in political circles, lawmakers and analysts saw the cut as a slap against a man who no longer has the political muscle to hit back.
DeLay is finished. Bush wouldn't cross him like this if he still had clout in Washington.

How's that saying go? Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone.

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy.

posted at 9:18 PM by Wonky Muse

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