Roger L. Simon

He's no Fidel...

…when it comes to putting his hand in the people’s cookie jar, but I had to laugh when I read that the former “socialist” mayor of Burlington has been caught with his wife and step-daughter on the payroll from campaign donations. Those who think this exonerates Tom DeLay, accused of the same thing, are of course ridiculous. To the extent this may or may not be legal or improper, it doesn’t necessarily implicate or exonerate either of them. It just proves once again that the labels people apply to themselves are just that — labels.