Revising history is hard work, but somebody's got to do it. And if you're former House Majority Whip Tom Delay, there's a lot of revising to do.
That's right, ladies and gents, our favorite former exterminator from the Lone Star State is back in the limelight. He's got a new book to flack.
Delay (aka The Hammer, or in his legislative days in Austin, Hot Tub Tom) is on the talk show circuit promoting his book. It's called—no surprise here—No Retreat, No Surrender, a reflection of Delay's enduring and zealous partisanship.
We haven't seen the book, so we can't comment on its literary merits, if any. But we did hear Delay discussing the book today and it's clear that The Hammer continues to put ideology above the national interest. When the interviewer suggested that some partisan arguments might be set aside for the greater good, Delay would have none of it. Democrats, he insisted, are "the enemy." Sure, Tom, the terrorists, the Democrats, feminists, gays, environmentalists— they're all the same and they're all out to destroy America.
Tom Delay's not exactly a nuanced thinker. If he were, he might explain why we should believe a man whose book title—No Retreat, No Surrender—contradicts his own recent actions; namely, resigning his House seat under pressure.
Sure sounds like a "retreat" or a "surrender" to us.