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.

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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.