House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, under an ethical cloud in recent months, has told supporters that he has “never been found to have violated any law or rule by anyone.”

In a mailing made public Monday, the Texas Republican’s campaign added a defiant rebuttal to the letter, saying, “Democrats have made clear that their only agenda is the politics of personal destruction, and the criminalization of politics.

Criminalization of politics? That’s like saying the agenda is the vilification of the devil.

The politics of personal destruction also goes by “the impeachment of Bill Clinton.”