Thoughts on Tom DeLay

By Ken Feltman

Tom DeLay bullied people. Each time he succeeded, he was emboldened. Bullies attract other bullies, forming a gang whose members need to impress each other with more extreme bullying. We see this on playgrounds everywhere. What we also see on most playgrounds is adult supervision.

Sadly, elected officials may feel immune to supervision except from public opinion or the justice system. DeLay scoffed at public opinion. Finally, he lost. So did we.

First published in Politico’s “Arena” of November 26, 2010, about the conviction for money laundering of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas).

About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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