Press release from Tom DeLay:
DeLay: Estrada the Victim of a “Political Hate Crime;" Democrats' Campaign Against Qualified Nominee Ugly, Dishonest
WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) today condemned Senate Democrats' dishonest and vicious campaign against federal appellate court nominee Miguel Estrada, who withdrew his name from consideration for the bench this morning.
“The Democrat's character assassination of Miguel Estrada was a political hate crime,” DeLay said. “We have witnessed the Democrats at their ugliest.”
Hmm, let's see ... James Byrd was beaten, chained by his ankles and dragged for three miles along a logging road until his head came off ... Matthew Shepard was lashed to a fence post, beaten and left to die ... Miguel Estrada will be offered a six-figure job in the private sector and get a cushy deal from Regnery or Crown Forum or HarperCollins for a ghostwritten book ...
Yeah, I see the similarities.