BREITBART.COM - DeLay: Partisanship Refreshes Politics:
Republicans, particularly those from Texas, surrounded DeLay after his speech. A few Democrats set aside party politics and crossed the aisle to say goodbye.
Why is this always defined as "party politics"? Maybe only a few said goodbye because he is, by all accounts, a toxic individual who never had a kind word for anyone unless it furthered his own agendas. It isn't always "politics" in the grossest sense—sometimes, people are also assholes.