Dime’s Worth of Difference Dept.

I’m very glad Tom DeLay’s bogus conviction was overturned last week, but I still can’t help but recall the moment, back in 2005, when we could tell that the jig was up for the GOP House majority: it was the moment DeLay said that “after 11 years of Republican majority we’ve pared [spending] down pretty good,” and separately that the federal budget had been “cut to the bone.”

Cue Nancy Pelosi today: “The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make.”  Maybe she’s auditioning for DeLay’s prison cell?  It would only be just.