From the Houston Chronicle:
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was on the defensive last week, busily responding to a series of news reports questioning his political fund raising and overseas travel.

But by week's end, DeLay, R-Sugar Land, was back in control of the news as the chief strategist behind legislative efforts to have Congress intervene in the right-to-die court case of Terry Schiavo.

"This is not a political issue. This is life and death," DeLay insisted during the weekend.
Well, his political life and death, anyway.