If you needed one more reason before hating Tom DeLay, here’s one:
Mr. Dinan: You’ve been talking about going after activist judges since at least 1997. The [Terri] Schiavo case gives you a chance to do that, but you’ve recently said you blame Congress for not being zealous in oversight.
Mr. DeLay: Not zealous. I blame Congress over the last 50 to 100 years for not standing up and taking its responsibility given to it by the Constitution. The reason the judiciary has been able to impose a separation of church and state that’s nowhere in the Constitution is that Congress didn’t stop them. The reason we had judicial review is because Congress didn’t stop them. The reason we had a right to privacy is because Congress didn’t stop them.
My own opinion on the subjects above is that anyone who at this point in time wants to refight Marbury vs. Madison has no business being elected to a local water board, let alone federal office, or as in DeLay’s case, being the most powerful man in the H.R.