On the subject of Tom DeLay's ongoing legal troubles in Texas, I wrote:
Give the radical right their credit: They'll use DeLay, they'll support him, they'll lie for him, they'll cover for him, they'll distract us from his offenses, they'll enable him, they'll let him have access to power beyond dreams and wealth beyond avarice, they'll change the rules and break the law for him . . . right up to the point where he becomes a political liability, at which point, they'll put him down like a horse with a broken leg.
Remember how fast Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott were dropped once the numbers went wrong?
And so let's see where we are, two years later: