R.I.P. TOM DELAY….Ruth Marcus memorializes Tom DeLay in the Washington Post today and does a fine job. However, I ? like many others ? will always remember him best for his reaction to the Columbine shootings in 1999:
Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.
The man who said this has been one of the most powerful leaders of the Republican Party for over a decade and was treated seriously by the DC press corps the entire time. Never forget that ? about either the Republican Party or the press. All the rest is trivia.
UPDATE: Actually, this quote appears to be a paraphrase. The real rant is even more unhinged.