Should the GOP ask de Lay to step down as leader of the House ? Yes, they have reversed the hideous party rule they enacted in November, upon de Lay's rquest. (Both parties have a rule which states that a leader of the party, if indicted for a crime or found violating a set of ethics guidelines, must step down. When the story of Tom de Lay's shady fund-raising tactics and illegal use of the FAA started coming ot in the open, de Lay asked his party to throw out this rule...and they complied.) In all fairness to the GOP, they seem to have recovered from this attack of shamelessness, and reinstated the rule. Still, isn't Tom de Lay a lousy figurehead and too much baggage for the GOP to carry ? Wouldn't the GOP gain respect by showing the people which party holds the moral high ground ?