Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A Whole New Meaning To The "Rubber Chicken Circuit"

Dear Carl,

Tom DeLay announced he's quitting Congress today because he's afraid of losing his seat to a Democrat.

Democracy for America has dogged DeLay for years. With TV commercials and billboards, at rallies and online, DFA has been on the front lines of the battle to clean up Congress. But we didn't think DeLay would "cut and run" like he did.

If he did nothing wrong -- as he claims -- then Tom DeLay shouldn't be afraid of a re-election campaign in a district he drew for himself. But he is quitting by mid-June.

Let's help send Tom DeLay the rubber chicken award he so richly deserves:


For every $50 Democracy for America raises today, we'll send Tom DeLay an authentic rubber chicken for his mantle. It'll be our goodbye present.

If you can't donate today, you can still sign the "Thanks for the Memories" card that will go along with the chickens being delivered to his office in Texas:


My favorite memory is when DeLay called my brother, Howard, "a cruel and extremist demagogue."1 I bet you have a favorite DeLay memory too. Maybe the lobbyist funded golfing trip to Scotland; or the time he spouted, "I AM the federal government," in a Washington restaurant while chomping on a cigar.2

Send Tom DeLay a rubber chicken and a goodbye note today:


In 2006, with your help, the chickens will come home to roost.


Jim Dean
Chair, Democracy for America


1: http://washingtontimes.com/national/20030903-120256-5693r.htm
2: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A57541-2003May14