Sunday, October 03, 2004

From the Department of Awesome

The Hill reports that a minion of Tom Delay's is on the run from federal marshals:

Michael Scanlon, a public-relations consultant and former aide to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) now under investigation for his business dealings with Indian tribes, failed to show up to testify before a Senate panel yesterday after federal marshals were unable to serve him with the committee’s subpoena.

“The U.S. marshals tell us Mr. Scanlon is hiding out in his house with the blinds drawn,” said Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, after the hearing. “But we’re going to [subpoena] him again. He will be before the committee one way or another.

Which is absolutely awesome. Savor the visions of Tom "I Am the Federal Government" Delay himself in a white SUV, careening down a Texas highway. But in the meantime, one question: they're federal marshals, right? Can't they, like, go in and get him?