Friday, May 27, 2005

Bolt Down Delay

Poor Tom Delay (R-Bugman) has been doing his crap in the dark for so long that he doesn't know how to handle it when the spotlight is on him.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has fired off an angry letter to NBC, saying a character on Wednesday's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" "slurred" him.

In the episode, Detectives Goren and Eames were investigating a right-wing group's connection to the murder of an appellate judge.

"Maybe we should put out an APB [all-points bulletin] for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt," said Eames.

In his letter to NBC entertainment chief Jeff Zucker (search), DeLay wrote, "This manipulation of my name and trivialization of the sensitive issue of judicial security represents a reckless disregard for the suffering initiated by recent tragedies and a great disservice to public discourse."

"Law & Order" creator/executive producer Dick Wolf fired back, "Up until today, it was my impression that all of our viewers understood that these shows are works of fiction . . . "but I do congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."

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