Thursday, June 08, 2006

DeLay's Spokeswoman Spins To The Bitter End

Au revoir, Monsieur DeLay!

It's just a little bit ironic that disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's fellow Republicans from Texas chose an expensive contemporary French restaurant in Washington, Le Paradou, to say goodbye to their colleague.

The private dinner was held Tuesday night. DeLay's official last day is tomorrow, closing the book on a 22-year career.

DeLay, of course, has long been on the bandwagon using "French" as a derogatory term. During the 2004 presidential race, DeLay would open speeches saying: "Good afternoon, or, as John Kerry might say, Bonjour." (An ironic snicker for DeLay, who like Kerry is of French descent) After former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) criticized President Bush, DeLay fired back: "Fermez la bouche, Monsieur Daschle," telling Daschle to shut up in French.

Amazingly, DeLay spokeswoman Shannon Flaherty was unhappy with any reporter references to Le Paradou as French.

The restaurant describes itself as "contemporary French" -- but why should a fact like that get in the way of Flaherty's spin?

"This is an American restaurant (last I checked the owner came here from France some 30 years ago) that serves French cuisine," she said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

To quote her boss: Fermez la bouche, Madame Flaherty!


Anonymous tanyev said...

I hope they served those idiots cheap wine in 100 year old bottles.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Gen. Patton said...

Just because the French have proven themselves to be backstabbing socialists, that doesn't mean they can't cook! Lest we forget, the also gave us the Statute of Liberty.

4:48 PM  
Blogger LoudMouthBitch said...

What we've come to expect from YEARS of the Bush Administration.


2:11 PM  

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