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).