I haven't seen any mention of this in the Tom DeLay coverage, but that creepy forced smile on the face of the indicted former House majority leader isn't the only step he's taking to show just how gosh-darned optimistic he is.
Remember the anti-American "War on Faith" conference that boasted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tx) among its speakers? Well, it's been rescheduled. And the grand wizard of the get-together yesterday e-mailed his first announcement of the speakers list:
Although we're still in the early planning stages, I am excited to announce that to date our confirmed speakers include Alan Keyes, Gary Bauer, Congressman Tom DeLay and Janet Parshall. The conference will be an important stage in Vision America's campaign to activate, educate, energize and mobilize the values vote in 2006. For more information on the conference, visit the Vision America website, www.visionamerica.us.That e-mail was from Vision America President Rick Scarborough, also acting chairman of the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration. The Vision America web site confirms DeLay's scheduled appearance.
The exact title of the conference itself is unclear. Scarborough refers to it as the "Countering the War on Faith and the Values Voter in 2006." It should come as no surprise that a thug as un-American and anti-American as Tom DeLay has agreed to speak to this group again. I've written about Scarborough and his anti-American plotters before. Simply put, they hate us for our freedoms. Our freedoms to make movies they don't like, to participate in a government limited in its endorsement of the majority's monotheism, to argue for fair and equal treatment of gays.
Also unclear is whether DeLay's booked the appearance because he thinks by then he'll beat the rap, which includes a possible life sentence. Or because he thinks he can keep delaying his trial until then. Either way, you'd think judges would be the last group of people DeLay would want to piss off these days.