Who is Tom Delay of Texas?
By Nora Callahan, Executive Director, The November Coalition On January 6, Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX) introduced his only proposed legislation for the 106th Congress so far, thank God I might add quickly. He titled the propsal: “A Bill to Limit the Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts with Respect to Prison Release Orders.” Delay’s office decor was described in World Magazine, July 18, 1998. “A Capitol tourist who somehow eluded security and stumbled, unaware, into Tom Delay’s offices might well conclude that the Texas Republican is some kind of Marquis de Sade in pin stripes. Mean looking braided leather bullwhips rest on wooden coffee tables and hang from the rich blue walls, clashing weirdly with the federal style elegance of the room.” Rep. Tom Delay wants to make sure that no matter how full our prisons get, nobody is gettin’ out. No matter how many of the government’s own laws they break, no matter how bad prison conditions get, no matter what! He also wants the world to know that he is