Monday, January 30, 2006

The Alternate Universe of Tom DeLay

In tonight's edition of MSNBC's Hardball, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) told host Chris Matthews that his constituents have been “very, very supportive.”

A Jan. 19 Houston Chronicle poll, however, suggests otherwise:

"A criminal indictment and continuing investigations have severely eroded support for U.S. Rep Tom DeLay in his district… Only half of those who cast ballots for DeLay in 2004 said they will do so again. ... DeLay may be able to win back the undecided voters, but he starts with the disadvantage of a 60 percent unfavorable rating in the district he has represented for 20 years. Only 28 percent view him favorably, according to the poll."

Responding to the poll, DeLay spokeswoman Shannon Flaherty told the Chronicle that the result is "contrary to the strong support we're seeing for Congressman DeLay throughout the district."

At best, this is transparent spin. At worst, DeLay may be suffering from delusions of grandeur. Maybe his buddy Jack Abramoff can arrange some R&R in the Mariana Islands?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Fridays Child said...

e spin is necessary to cover the vote fraud.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous jerseymcjones said...

Delaying the inevitible…

JMJ

10:19 AM  

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