“(Judge) Sparks said DeLay could "withdraw'' from the race under Texas election law, but that still would not allow the Republicans to replace him on the ballot.”
I am not thrilled that U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, a Republican appointee, has decided that Tom DeLay’s name must remain on the ballot. Nonetheless, the man almost certainly based his decision on what he perceives as the right thing to do. And this often separates Republican judges from their Democratic counterparts. The latter seem more committed to the leftist zeitgeist than to the constitution of their respective state. Tom DeLay’s former district is strongly Republican. The odds were in the GOP’s favor. I now believe the Democrats will capture this prize district in November. How many Democratic judges would have ruled in this manner?
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