DeLay, now a permanent resident of Alexandria, Va., put his name to good use by doing a round of get-out-the-vote “robocalls” on behalf of Mark Ellmore, one of two GOP candidates who ran in Tuesday’s Republican primary to oppose Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) this fall.You can find this piece of comedy in Roll Call.
DeLay began his message by saying, “Hello, this is Tom DeLay.” He mentioned that as Majority Leader, he “battled Jim Moran in Congress for 14 years.” Then, for some reason, he continued, “I recently re-registered to vote in Northern California.”
A House GOP aide who lives in Alexandria and who played for HOH the voice mail message she saved from DeLay’s robocall said, “My husband made me listen to it three times, he thought it was so funny.”
Whoops. Clearly, or so we assume, DeLay meant to say that he recently re-registered to vote in Northern Virginia. Though we just can’t help but wonder if perhaps he was dreaming of the day that hippy dippy Marin County takes a hard turn to the right.
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