In most of the old Westerns, the bad guy flees just before the Sheriff's posse rides into town. Right on cue, Rep. Tom DeLay announced today that he will resign his seat in Congress.
Obviously, the proximate cause was the guilty plea by DeLay's former henchman, er, deputy chief of staff, Tony Rudy. Rudy knows at least some of the illegal operations that DeLay directed from his office. So stay tuned for the second reel of this flick.