Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Say Goodbye to the Bugman

Well Delay isn't actually going anywhere I suspect, but he is vacating his seat in the House of Representatives.

Is this gratifying news? This is very gratifying.

Is this good news? Well, sort of. As Salon points out, this does complicate the equation for Nick Lampson, who is running for Delay's seat in the election in November. I don't think this means that he's out, but it certainly could make things a bit more difficult.

Incidentally I find it interesting that the title of the Salon piece is "What happens next? A short FAQ." FAQ is an abbreviation for Frequently Asked Questions. But since news of Delays departure just happened today, has there really been enough time for any questions to be asked frequently? Or is Farhad Manjoo just assuming that these are questions that people will ask frequently (or would ask frequently, if he had not already provided the answer)?

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