Saturday, January 3, 2004

Ironic Quote of the Day

Eighty-year-old conservative Democratic Congressman Ralph Hall of Texas has switched to the Republican Party:

In a telephone interview, Mr. Hall said the change stemmed from his close ties to the Bush family and to his ideological differences with the Democratic leadership. He also said that as a Democrat in a Republican-controlled House, he had recently been denied financing for special projects in his district.


Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the House majority leader, hailed the move. “Democrats are reaping what they’ve sown,” he said in a statement. “They’ve made their message clear: ‘Moderates need not apply,’ and that’s a sad trend for a once-great party.” [Emphasis added.]

Look who’s talking.