"So many minority youths had volunteered…that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself." --Tom DeLay, explaining at the 1988 GOP convention why he and vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle did not fight in the Vietnam War
- A racist quote that he made
Thomas Dale "Tom" Delay is well known as the Republican who threw a huge tantrum because the owner of a restaurant told him to stop smoking. He said "I AM the federal law". He said this despite being jailed for money laundering in the Jack Abramoff scandal 6 years or so later. 
"Now, tell me thy truth, boys, is this fun?
- Him talking to three hurricane evacuees.
He once said that the "evolution theory" caused the Columbine Massacre.