From "The Hill", via Political Animal (http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/)
DELAY TO STEP DOWN?....Could it be? From Roll Call (subscription only):
>House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) has
>begun quiet discussions with a handful of
>colleagues about the possibility that he will
>have to step down from his leadership post
>temporarily if he is indicted by a Texas grand
>jury investigating alleged campaign finance
>...Republican Conference rules state that a
>member of the elected leadership who has been
>indicted on a felony carrying a penalty of at
>least two years in prison must temporarily step
>down from the post.
And, isn't it nice that they require the penalty to be at least two years in prison in order to qualify? It's good that they won't require anybody to step down for a "minor" felony.
These two schmucks make me embarrassed to be named Tom. :P