From this morning's AM Feed:
On Monday House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) opened a privately-run foster home project for abused and neglected children. Sounds good, right? But as we know, in DeLay's world, no deed (good or bad) comes without kickbacks: The project was built by Perry Homes, which is owned by Bob Perry - the main financier of the so-called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Perry also donated some $350,000 to DeLay's various PACs in the 2002 cycle, and kicked in another $10,000 for his legal defense fund. The first phase of the project, which includes eight homes, will cost about $8 million, and the completion of the second phase will boost costs to $25 million.
Chris Kromm is executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies and publisher of the Institute's online magazine, Facing South.