DeLay Apologizes For Tone Of ApologyWashington--House majority leader, Tom Delay, apologized today for the "inexcusable tone" of his earlier apology, concerning his remarks about the accountability of federal judges.
"I am sincerely sorry," said Delay. "The indecorous tone of my last apology may lead people to conclude that I was insincere about my last apology."
Delay noted that the tone of his original comments concerning judicial accountability was "perfect," although he did reiterate that he was 'extremely sorry" for the substance of them.
DeLay was allegedly coached through his initial phase of introspective, repentant senatorial remorse by former Senate majority leader, Trent Lott. Some say Lott is further coaching DeLay on the fine art of folding up into an incontinent ball of capitulatory cowardice as well.
“Nobody does that like Lott,” said one source. “I there’s one guy that understands the artful dodge of giving up and robbing his constituency of oxygenating hope in the 11th hour, it’s him.”
Delay also said he was “sorry” for the tone in which he handled the attempted governmental intervention in the Terri Schiavo matter, noting that the battle for human life “does not require us to raise our voices.”
“I’m sorry if that sounds harsh,” he said.