NYT PAGE ONE LEAD, WASH POST PAGE ONE WEDNESDAY, NEWSROOM SOURCES TELLDRUDGE: … A six-day trip to Moscow in 1997 by then-House MajorityWhip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was underwritten by business interestslobbying in support of the Russian government, according to four peoplewith firsthand knowledge of the trip arrangements…. Developing…
Of course, everything Drudge says needs to be taken with a big grain of salt — could be true, partly true, or not true at all. But it seems fairly specific — we’ll all check the "reliable media" tomorrow. (And if it’s bunk, this post never happened!)
If it is true, then I think we’ll see the end of the Tom DeLay circus pretty soon. There’s something about the soundbite of "shady Russian connections", both past and present, that will not sit well with the conservative true believers. They are world-class rationalizers, but sometimes the BS is just piled too high to ignore.
And us, well … it doesn’t really change our opinion of him that much.