Tom DeLay lost the House leadership. But as a consolation prize they gave him NASA
. Republicans leaders put DeLay on the Appropriations subcommittee
in charge of the NASA budget. (The Johnson Space Center is in the bugman's district.)
Houston, we have a problem.
There was a seat free on Appropriations because Duke Cunningham had to give up his seat.
No, you can't make this stuff up.
Oh, I forgot, his new committee controls the DOJ purse stings