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Setting aside my mind sense of distress at the fact of the 54th annual National Day of Prayer on Capital Hill, this is just too much for me. Tom DeLay, embattled Republican representative, gave a speech denouncing the sin of pride.

“Just think of what we could accomplish if we checked our pride at the door, if
collectively we all spent less time taking credit and more time deserving it,”
DeLay told the 54th annual National Day of Prayer gathering on Capitol Hill. “If
we spent less time ducking responsibility and more time welcoming it. If we
spent less time on our soapboxes and more time on our knees.”

Ahh, such warm words from the King of Taking Responsibility.

Greater contradictions follow: “No matter what your faith, no matter what your political persuasion, your prayers for our increased humility, for our ever-humbler service to God and neighbor are needed and wanted.”

Er.

I don’t care if he spends the rest of his life on his knees, as long as he does it where he can’t hurt anyone. Can this speech be considered his swan song? Can he just stop already? Blech.

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Written by laura k

May 6, 2005 at 4:37 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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