Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Throws DeLay Under the Bus

Comparing DeLay to Jim Wright isn’t exactly a subtle message:

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) says Democrats suffered major setbacks in the 1990s when an ethics-challenged leader — House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.), who resigned in 1989 — became a larger symbol of his party than its platform issues. “That’s a cocktail for disaster,” Graham said. If a political leader’s personal problems are coupled with “some policy decisions that are disconnected to the public, then you’ve got an opening” for trouble, he said. “If we don’t watch it, it could happen to us.”