DeLay: Shelter is Kind of Like Camp

I like Tom, but he shouldn’t have said this.

This morning, U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s visit to Reliant Park offered him a glimpse of what it’s like to be living in a shelter.

While on the tour with top administration officials from Washington, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, DeLay stopped to chat with three young boys resting on cots.

The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked, “Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?”

They nodded yes, but looked perplexed.

It’s comments like these that really highlight the differences between those who live within the Beltway and those who do not. Let’s face it, DeLay is out of touch on this. It’s fine that he showed up for the tour, but he should have kept his mouth shut. Now, the story is about him and not about the relief effort, or the condition of the evacuees.

Pity.

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