THE HAMMER….A few years ago Tom Delay got rapped by the House Ethics Committee for sending a Sopranos-like “message” to an industry group by holding up legislation they supported. Their sin? They had hired a Democrat as their chief lobbyist. Tom DeLay doesn’t like it when industry groups hire Democrats.
That was six years ago, but DeLay hasn’t changed much. Fresh off of two separate ethics admonishments and looking at a possible indictment for a third, DeLay has just killed provisions in a tax bill supported by Hollywood studios. Why? Because they hired Democrat Dan Glickman to replace Jack Valenti as their chief lobbyist.