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"You can't fire me, I quit!" Quote of the Week

"Because I care so deeply about this district and the people in it, I refuse to allow liberal Democrats an opportunity to steal this seat with a negative, personal campaign."

--former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, announcing his resignation from the House of Representatives on Tuesday morning on his Web site ( DeLay added that it was "time to begin opening new chapters and pursuing new opportunities to engage in the important cultural and political battles of our day," which we take to refer to the battle to defeat the evil insectoids and revive his career as the greater Houston metropolitan area's premiere "Time to Make the Bug Bombs!" guy ... or the battle to choose between ivory backscratchers while living it up on the corporate-kickback nest egg.