This is hardly a surprise for us cynics, but suddenly, even as legislative action becomes the sole hope of the Schindler family in the Terri Schiavo case, their biggest supporter, Rep. Tom DeLay, seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. Sure, it's Congress' Easter Recess, but that was true last week as well when DeLay and Bill Frist called Congress back into "emergency session" to prevent what DeLay called "murder" and "medical terrorism." Now that the whole thing hasn't worked out too well from anybody's point of view, DeLay seems to have decided it's no emergency at all.
Carl Hulse and Adam Nagourney explore this development, and the broader question of whether DeLay has made the mistake of his political life, in today's New York Times. --